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.