Alex Storozynski is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a former member of the New York Daily News editorial board, founding editor of amNewYork and former city editor of the New York Sun. He has also been published in the European edition of The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, Newsday and other publications. In November 2008, he was elected President of The Kosciuszko Foundation.
His biography of Kosciuszko, The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution, was published in 2009 by St. Martin's Press, winning several awards, including the 2010 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award and the Knights Templar Military History Award, the "Military Order of Saint Louis." Before his death in an plane crash in Smolensk Russia, Poland's President Lech Kaczynski presented President Barack Obama with a copy of this book.
Storozynski's essay "From Serfdom to Freedom: Polish Catholics Find A Refuge," was published in the book Catholics in New York, Society Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946, to coincide with the exhibit on Catholics at the Museum of the History of New York.
In Sept. 2011, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski awarded Storozynski with the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
Storozynski has also served as chairman and vice-chairman of the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union, which has more than $1 billion in assets and 70,000 members, making it the largest ethnic credit union in the United States. He is a frequent guest on New York's Polish radio stations and a contributor to Polskie Radio 1, the largest radio station in Poland.
From 1985-87, Storozynski was a post-graduate fellow at the University of Warsaw, during which time he worked as a researcher for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe, interviewing Lech Walesa and other Solidarity activists who helped overturn Communism in Eastern Europe. He has a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Storozynski was also the editor of Empire State Report, the magazine of politics and public policy in New York, and has written speeches for Democrats and Republicans in state politics.
In 2006, Storozynski traveled to Iraq to write for the New York Sun about the Polish troops running the multinational zone in the provinces of Diwaniyah and Wasit near the Iranian border.
In 2004, the Polish magazine Przegląd called Storozynski "a new type of leader in the Polish community," and even though he was born in Brooklyn, the magazine named him one of the "100 most influential Poles living abroad." In 2005, Polish-American World named him "Man of the Year." In 2006, the President Kaczynski awarded him with the "Gold Cross of Service" for his articles about Poland. And in 2007 the American Center of Polish Culture in Washington, D.C. awarded him for his "distinguished achievement in the field of journalism."
In 1991, Columbia University sent him to lecture at Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He has given lectures about Kosciuszko at West Point, the University of Detroit and Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Michigan. Over the years he has appeared in various radio and television broadcasts in New York and Europe.
While at the Daily News Storozynski wrote editorials and op-ed columns on complex public policy issues that brought about changes in the lives of all New Yorkers. Storozynski was a member of the editorial board team which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, 1999 George Polk Award, the 1999 Sigma Delta Chi Award, the 1999 and 2001 Deadline Club Award, Associated Press editorial writing awards 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000, and the 1997 and 2001 Silurian Awards for editorial writing.