Personal Data - Mitchell Stephens

Born: August 16, 1949, New York City

Father: Bernard Stephens, labor newspaper editor (1917-1990). Mother: Lillian Stephens, retired professor of education, lives on Long Island. Sister: Beth Stephens: international human rights lawyer and law professor at Rutgers, Camden, lives in New Jersey

Raised: Manhattan, Queens, Long Island

High school: The Wheatley School, a public school in East Williston, L.I., graduated 1967

College: Haverford, graduated, with honors in English, 1971

Graduate school: University of California at Los Angeles, masters in Journalism, Edward R. Murrow Award as best student in broadcast journalism, 1973

Wife: Esther Davidowitz, magazine writer and editor, currently editor-in-chief of Spotlight Magazine

Children: Lauren Stephens-Davidowitz, born 1981, a student at Yale and an anti-sweatshop activist; Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, born 1982, a senior at Tenafly High School, will begin studying at Stanford or Yale September 2000, a news clerk at The Record newspaper; Noah Stephens-Davidowitz, in the 8th grade at the Alpine School, a wrestler and saxophone player.

Home: 47 Forest Street, Alpine, New Jersey

Hobbies: kayaking (mostly in the Hudson) and bike riding

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