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(Journalist, Editor, Author)

Dana Canedy is an American journalist, editor, and author. She is possibly single.

Relationship Facts of Dana Canedy

Dana Canedy is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Dana Canedy?

Dana Canedy is possibly single as of now. In the early 2000s, Dana was in a relationship with her later fiance, Charles Monroe King.

Charles was a first sergeant in the United States Army. The duo together has also a child named Jordan. Sadly, Charles was martyred in an Iranian battle.

Who is Dana Canedy?

Dana Canedy is an American journalist, editor, and author. She is a Prize-winning former senior editor at The New York Times, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Canedy worked as a publishing manager for over 20 years at the New York Times. Presently, she is serving the position of Senior Vice President and Publisher at Simon & Schuster’s publishing imprint.

when did Dana Canedy born?

Dana hasn’t disclosed her precise birth date in the media. At present, she might be in her early 40s. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., and raised in a military family in Radcliff, Kentucky, Virginia at Fort Knox.

Dana also hasn’t shared much about her parents and family details in the media. Talking about her academic background, she attended the University of Kentucky.

Further, she holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ancestry.

Dana Canedy: Professional Life, Career

After graduation, Dana worked at The Palm Beach Post and The Plain Dealer before joining The New York Times. In 1996, she joined The New York Times and was promoted to senior editor at The New York Times in 2006. In August 2017, she became an administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University. She was the first Black woman to hold the position.

In 2001, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, How Race Is Lived in America. She is also the author of the memoir A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor (2008).

The story is based on her article which she wrote for The New York Times about the death of her fiance, Charles Monroe King. The film, A Journal for Jordon is an adaptation of her book, directed and co-produced by Denzel Washington. The film was released on Christmas day, 2021.

Rumors, Controversy

Dana has managed to maintain a clean profile. She has never been part of any sorts of rumors and controversial matters that could hamper her personal and professional life.

Dana Canedy: Net Worth, Salary

Dana has earned an impressive amount of wealth from her successful career as a journalist and author. However, she hasn’t yet disclosed her precise net worth, salary, and other earnings in the media.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

The journalist has a decent height with an average weight. However, the exact measurement of her height and weight aren’t available in the media.

She has a dark brown pair of eyes and as well dark brown hair color.

Is Dana Canedy active on social media?

The journalist is active on Twitter where she has more than 4.4k followers. However, she doesn’t available on other social media sites including Instagram and Facebook.


  • Canedy presently resides in New York City.
  • In 2017, The University of Kentucky named her a Distinguished Alumni.
  • She is a founding member of the Digital Diversity Network and a board member of Project Morry.
  • Furthermore, she is also a motivational speaker who speaks about effective leadership, change management, overcoming adversity, and the elements of success.

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