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John Joseph "J. R." Moehringer, Jr. (born December 7, 1964) is an American journalist and author. Born in New York City and raised in Manhasset, New York, he is a former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.
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A 1986 graduate of Yale University, Moehringer began his journalism career as a news assistant at The New York Times.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2000.
His memoir, The Tender Bar, was published in 2005. It details his childhood through his early twenties. Moehringer's memoir recounts his coming of age experiences at the local bar, Dickens (later renamed Publicans), which served as a sanctuary from his chaotic family life. After retired tennis star Andre Agassi read the book, he asked Moehringer to collaborate with him on his own memoir; the result, Open, was published in 2009.
The 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ is based on Moehringer's L.A. Times Magazine article on a homeless man who says he's Bob Satterfield. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett and Alan Alda and was directed by Rod Lurie.