a senior editor at The Weekly Standard from its inception; a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly; and a commentator on NPR.He is currently a columnist for The New York Times and commentator on PBS News Hour.
The school suspended the 10 players after completing its own investigation, the results of which it kept private, citing federal privacy laws.
Although his family was Jewish, Brooks himself is not religiously observant.
As a young child, Brooks attended the Grace Church School, an independent Episcopal primary school in Greenwich Village.
When he was 12, his family moved to the Philadelphia Main Line, the affluent suburbs of Philadelphia. In 1983, Brooks graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in history.
As an undergraduate, Brooks frequently contributed reviews and satirical pieces to campus publications.