Gersh Kuntzman is a
New York City-based journalist. Previously, he worked for the New York Post, writing the column, "MetroGnome," which ran from 1994-2004. He also had a weekly column for Newsweekonline that ran from Jan. 2001-July 2005. Kuntzman authored "HAIR! Mankind's Historic Quest to End Baldness" ( Random House, ISBN: 0812991583) and "Chrismukkah: The Official Guide to the World's Best-Loved Holiday" (Sasquatch Press), and is a frequent contributor to national magazines. He also co-wrote the critically acclaimed off-broadway play "SUV: The Musical" with songwriter Marc Dinkin, which was featured at the New York City Fringe Festival 2005. The next year he satirized the newspaper industry with another musical, "Stop the Presses." cite web |publisher= NY Post|url=http://www.nypost.com/seven/09162006/gossip/pagesix/inside_job_pagesix_.htm |title=Page Six |accessdate=2008-08-25] At the Post, he worked with Allen Salkin.
Kuntzman's is most notable for his coverage of the July 4 hot dog-eating contest at
Coney Island,cite web |publisher= The Brooklyn Paper|url=http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/31/26/31_26_the_greatest_chestnut.html |title=The Greatest! Chestnut beats Kobayashi in historic playoff | accessdate=2008-08-25] which is sponsored by Nathan's.
In 2005, Kuntzman became editor of
The Brooklyn Papers, a group of community newspapers covering Kings County.
Kuntzman also frequently guests on BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night New York show with Peter Franklin, presented by Dotun Adebayo.
* [http://gershkuntzman.homestead.com/front.html Gersh Kuntzman] Official website.
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