A defining moment for the country was also a defining one for Tina Brown. The Daily Beast’s editor in chief talks about the trauma of 9/11 and how it inspired her to become an American citizen.
Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East editor for The Daily Beast, had been reporting on al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden for nine years before 9/11. Dickey says he immediately thought bin Laden was the culprit—and shares a strange memory of a jogger that crystal-clear morning in Central Park.
Before he joined The Daily Beast, executive editor John Avlon was a speechwriter for New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. On the day of the attacks, he was with the mayor. Avlon talks about the difficulty and importance of one of his duties in the days following the tragedy: writing eulogies for responders who lost their lives.
September 11, 2001, was a difficult day for Daily Beast special correspondent Michael Daly. Then a columnist for the New York Daily News, Daly was close with many police officers and firefighters, and he lost friends in the Twin Towers.