Happy Birthday To New Rochelle’s Ben Yagoda

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Ben Yagoda turns 60 on Saturday.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Ben Yagoda!

Ben Yagoda, who grew up in New Rochelle, turns 60 on Saturday.

Yagoda, a writer and educator, was born Feb. 22, 1954.

He is a professor of journalism and English at the University of Delaware.  He has been a freelance journalist for publications such as The New Leader, The New York Times, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. He has published a number of books including About Town: The New Yorker and the World it Made.

Besides his work as a journalism and English professor at the University of Delaware, Yagoda also writes occasionally for a New York Times blog about the English language.

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