Gordon is a veteran journalist with more than four decades of experience as a reporter, war correspondent and columnist.  He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the old Los Angeles Herald Examiner, the Orange County Register and other newspapers, and has also contributed articles to a number of magazines, including the Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Magazine and American Heritage. 

As a journalist Gordon covered numerous national and international stories, including serving several tours as an embedded reporter with U.S. Marine infantrymen in Iraq from 2003 to 2008. 

Gordon is the author or co-author of five non-fiction books, all published by major New York publishers. His latest book, “Fire in the Sky: Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids and the Race to Defend Earth” (Scribner), is a popular history/popular science account of Earth-impacting asteroids and comets.  His interest in asteroids began in 2016, when a small asteroid exploded in the atmosphere near his home in Arizona.  His research took him from Meteor Crater in northern Arizona to an observatory atop a 9,000 foot mountain peak and beyond.  He interviewed numerous astronomers, aerospace engineers, NASA "Planetary Defense" officials and others.  After writing this book, Gordon will never look at the nighttime sky in quite the same way.  

Dillow's other books are is “Where the Money Is” (W.W.Norton), with former FBI Special Agent William Rehder; “Uppity” (Grand Central), with former Major League Baseball player and National League president Bill White; “Trauma Red” (Scribner), with Navy combat surgeon Dr. Peter Rhee; and “Blue on Blue” (Scribner), with former NYPD Chief of Internal Affairs Charles Campisi.

 Gordon served as a U.S. Army sergeant in Vietnam and is a graduate of the University of Montana journalism school. He lives by a river in northern Arizona with his two dogs. 

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