Dana Canedy is Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Simon and Schuster imprint. She is responsible for overall leadership and operations of the division.
Dana was previously the Administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes. She was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the prestigious awards program in journalism, letters and the arts. She also served on its board of directors and was the spokesperson for the Pulitzers.
Dana is a former New York Times Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who has written extensively on a broad range of topics, including business and finance, terrorism, politics, law enforcement, crime and race and class. She is also an author, media executive and motivational speaker who has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR and the former Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dana is the author of the 2008 New York Times bestselling memoir, A Journal For Jordan, about life with her war-hero partner, and about the journal he left for their infant son before being killed in combat in Iraq. The book has been published in 10 countries in eight languages and has been optioned for a movie by Denzel Washington and Columbia Pictures. It has been adapted for film by Mudbound co-writer Virgil Williams for Mr. Washington and Todd Black of Escape Artists, who are producing the project. Mr. Washington is directing the movie, with Michael B. Jordan starring.