Victor Wishna is the managing editor for Quest magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Miami Herald, the Forward, Avenue, the Kansas City Star, and other major magazines and newspapers. He has interviewed and profiled public figures from statesman Abba Eban to actor Robert DeNiro to celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. His column "Letter from New York" is syndicated nationally in more than a dozen Jewish newspapers and on several websites.
In his writing, Victor has explored topics ranging from architectural trends to the psychology of terrorism. As a reporter, he has covered lobbyists in Washington; starving artists in the Midwest; fine-dining chefs in Hawaii; soccer players in Argentina; antiques dealers in London.
However, he has always maintained a love for theatre, as a writer, an audience member, and even an actor, appearing in more than 30 community and semi-professional productions. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, he studied acting and playwriting with Anna Deavere Smith, in addition to journalism and psychology. In 2007, he received his MFA in nonfiction writing from New School University. When not writing for publication or pleasure, Victor is honing his stand-up routine, which he has performed at several clubs in Manhattan as well as on Staten Island TV, and at a family reunion (not his) in Savannah, GA. In 2003, he was awarded third-place in the Funniest Amateur Jewish Comedian competition at Gotham Comedy Club.
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