Michael Barbaro The Daily, Husband, Lisa Tobin, and NYT

Michael Barbaro Biography

Michael Barbaro is a popular American journalist and podcast host. Currently, he hosts The New York Times news podcast The Daily. Michael started his profession in journalism with The Washington Post, where he reported on the biotechnology industry. During the 2016 Election Cycle, Michael co-hosted The Run-Up, a New York Times podcast.

He joined The New York Times in 2005, where he first reported Walmart extensively until 2007 for the Times’ business section. Afterward, Michael covered the New York City Hall and the American retail industry. In addition, he was the Times national political correspondent. In the 2016 United States presidential election, Michael mostly wrote front-page publications on the elections and became one of the most famous Times reporters reporting the election.

Quick Facts

Born October 12, 1979 (age 45)
Wife Lisa Tobin
Husband Timothy Levin (2014-2018)
Salary $170, 000 annually
Height 5 ft 10 in (approx. 1.78 m).

Michael Barbaro Age

Michael was born on October 12, 1979, in New Haven, Connecticut, in the United States. He is 45 years old. Michael celebrates his birthday on October 12, every year.

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Michael’s photo

Early Life And Education

Michael was born in North Haven, Connecticut, to his parents Jean and Frank. His mom, Jean, served at Anna Reynolds Elementary School as a library media specialist. Michael’s dad worked as a city firefighter in New Haven, Connecticut. Jean is Jewish and Michael identifies as Jewish. He has a sister, Tracy Barbaro who is a research lab coordinator at Harvard University.

Michael and his sister Tracy gave over the New Haven Register each weekday at 6 am while they were in middle school. He studied at Hamden Hall Country Day School. Later on, Michael attended and graduated in 2002 with a degree in history from Yale University.

Michael Barbaro Husband

Michael is married to his wife Lisa Tobin. His wife is The Daily executive producer. In 2019 Michael and Lisa purchased an apartment together in Brooklyn. He and Lisa married in 2020 and is the father of two children including a daughter. Previously, Michael was married to his ex-husband Timothy Levin whom they studied together at Yale University. Michael and Timothy Levin married in 2014 and divorced in 2018.

Michael Barbaro The Daily

He started hosting the New York Times’ first podcast The Daily in February 2017. Michael hosts The Daily podcast alongside Sabrina Tavernise. The podcast’s weekday episodes have interviews of journalists from NYT which most take 20 to 30 minutes. In its first year, the podcast attracted one million listeners in one day.

The Daily has experienced extraordinary success. In 2010 the podcast also became the most famous U.S. news podcast for both Apple and Spotify listeners. The New Yorker and Vanity Fair profiled Michael’s work on The Daily. In May 2017, he starred on the Late Night with Seth Meyers, a talk show.

Paternity Leave

In 2022, he was on and off paternity leave for a few months. A Times spokesman claimed that Michael being “on paternity leave has made them work with many guest hosts who have each brought their own style, expertise, and experience to the hosting work.


Michael has been featured on NPR’s talk show 1A. The show 1A premiered on January 2, 2017, and is listened to on Sirius XM channel 122 many times every weekday. 1A is hosted by Jenn White. From 2017 to 2019, Joshua Johnson worked as 1A’s host before leaving to work at MSNBC.

Political Views

Michael’s association with Ross Douthat a socially conservative Times columnist has caught the attention of the media. During an interview with the New Yorker, he mirrored how Ross’ conservative views on same-sex marriage affected their bond.


Michael is a man of above-average stature who stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (approx. 1.78 m).


Michael earns an average salary of $170, 000 annually due to his work as the host of The Daily podcast.

Net Worth

Michael gets his wealth from his work as a journalist and podcast host for over two decades. He has earned a decent fortune through the years. Michael’s net worth is $4.5 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happened To Michael Barbaro On The Daily?

In 2018, Michael, The Daily host divorced his husband Timothy Levin, and in 2020 married his The Daily producer Lisa Tobin.

Where Is Michael Barbaro?

As of now, Michael hosts The New York Times news podcast titled, The Daily. He joined The Daily podcast in 2017.

Who Is Michael Barbaro Partner?

Michael’s current partner is The Daily Producer Lisa Tobin. The two married in 2020 and have a daughter.

Is Michael Barbaro Married?

Since 2020 Michael has been married to Lisa Tobin who is The Daily’s executive producer.

How Old Is Michael Barbaro?

Michael is a 45-year-old who was born on October 12, 1979, in New Haven, Connecticut, in the United States.

Is Michael Barbaro Leaving The Daily?

Michael is still hosting a daily news podcast titled The Daily which is produced by The New York Times.

Social Media Handles

Twitter – @mikiebarb

Instagram – mikiebarb