Jennet Conant Biography
Jennet Conant is an American non-fiction author and journalist. She is the wife of Steve Kroft, who is a longtime CBS 60 Minutes journalist.
Conant began her career working at Newsweek magazine for seven years. She also wrote profiles for Rolling Stone, Spy magazine, and The New York Times. She also worked as a contributing editor for Esquire, GQ, and Vanity Fair, from which she resigned to write her first book, Tuxedo Park.
Jennet Conant Age
Jennet is 60 years old as of 2019; she was born on July 15, 1959 in Seoul, South Korea.
Jennet Conant Education
Jennet graduated in 1982 from Bryn Mawr College with a BA degree (cum laude) in Political Theory, and double-majored in Philosophy at Haverford College. In 1983 she completed a master’s degree in Journalism from New York City’s Columbia University. She was awarded a John J. McCloy Fellowship to study politics in Germany.
Jennet Conant Husband – Steve Kroft Wife
Conant married Steve Kroft in 1991. Steve is an American journalist and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. His investigative reporting has earned him three Peabody Awards and nine Emmy awards, one of which was an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.
Their marriage survived an affair that was exposed in 2015. Kroft met a New York City attorney, 41-year-old lawyer Lisan Goines, at the St. Regis hotel bar in Manhattan. Goines was also married. The two proceeded to have an extra-marital affair. Kroft issued a statement and apology for the affair. He also said it did not impact his work as a journalist.
He released a statement on PEOPLE which read; “I had an extramarital affair that was a serious lapse of personal judgment and extremely hurtful to my wife and family. And for that I have nothing but regret. My wife and I are committed to each other and are working hard to get past this, and consider it a private matter. This was a personal failure, not a professional one, and had no impact whatsoever on my job as a journalist.”
Jennet Conant Children – Steve Kroft Son
Jennet together with her husband Steve has one child together, a son known as John Conant Kroft, who is an actor in theater and on short films. He appeared on four episodes of Red Oaks in 2017, an Amazon Prime TV show that aired for four seasons from 2014 to 2017.
Jennet Conant Books
- 2002: Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changed the Course of World War II.
- 2005: 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos.
- 2008: The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
- 2011: A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
- 2017: Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist