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Patrick W. Gavin is the associate editorial page editor at the Washington Examiner, a 260,000+ circ. daily newspaper covering Washington, Northern Virginia, and Maryland suburbs. In addition, he is a contributing editor at FishbowlDC (www.fishbowldc.com), a blog that focuses on issues related to Washington, D.C.’s media. Previously he served as a writer and media relations officer at the Brookings Institution, a non-partisan public policy think tank located in Washington. From 2000 to 2003, Gavin taught 7th and 8th grade History and English at Princeton Day School in New Jersey.
Gavin's writing has appeared in such publications as the Financial Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, ESPN's Page 2, Miami Herald, The Hill, Christian Science Monitor, The American Prospect, TomPaine.com, Outlook India, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Birmingham Times, Tages-Anzeiger (Switzerland), Newark Star-Ledger, McSweeneys, San Francisco Call, CounterPunch Magazine, Ironminds, History News Network, Washington Examiner, Hartford Advocate, Newhouse Wire Services and Lost Brain. He is currently working on a book about the events of September 10, 2001, tentatively titled, "The Day Before."
Gavin graduated from Trinity College (CT) in 2000, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Writing. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, PA for secondary school. He can be reached at patrick AT mediabistro DOT com.