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Wayne Barrett
Image of Wayne Barrett taken in September 2007
Wayne Barrett in 2007
BornJuly 11, 1945(1945-07-11)
New Britain, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedJanuary 19, 2017(2017-01-19) (aged 71)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationJournalist
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)Fran Barret (until his death in 2017)

Wayne Barrett (July 11, 1945 – January 19, 2017) was an American journalist. He was[1] an investigative reporter and senior editor for the Village Voice for over 20 years. Barrett worked with the Nation Institute and contributor to Newsweek. He held degrees from St. Joseph's University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he served on the adjunct faculty for over thirty years.

Barrett wrote many articles and books about politicians, especially New York City figures such as Ed Koch, Donald Trump, and Rudy Giuliani.

Barrett died in Manhattan from lung cancer on January 19, 2017, aged 71.[2]

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