Jonathan Larsen holds a B.A. and an M.A.T from Harvard, and worked for several years as a correspondent and an editor at Time Magazine. In the early 1970s, he served as Saigon bureau chief, covering among other things the disintegration of the U.S. Army and the corruption of the South Vietnamese government. From 1974 through 1978, Jon edited the national biweekly, New Times. When it folded in 1979, he was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and followed that up with the editor’s position at Village Voice in the early ’90s. Jon is currently working on a memoir.
He has served on the boards of Yestermorrow and Cambridge College, and is on the board of the Larsen Fund. He served on the Natural Resources Defense Council for over 20 years, and was conferred with honorary trustee status. On the Cambridge College Board, in Massachusetts, he served for 30 years, six years as chairman. For many years, Jon judged for the John Oakes Award, a recognition given for environmental journalism. He lives in New York City and in a net-zero house in Moretown, Vermont.