You might have seen Nilou Motamed as a judge on popular food shows like Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend and Top Chef. But what you might not know is that her husband Peter Jon Lindberg is also a food and travel journalist who has been shaping the conversation in the hospitality industry for over 20 years.
Get to know him better as this Peter Jon Lindberg Bio proceeds.
Meet Peter Jon Lindberg, Nilou Motamed Husband
Since both Peter Jon Lindberg and his wife Nilou Motamed share a passion for food and travel, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they first met on their job at Travel + Leisure magazine in 2000. At the time, Peter had been working as a “features director” for a year. Nilou then joined the company in August and took his position, and Peter got promoted to editor-at-large.
Dating for over 3 years, the duo then got married on September 15, 2003.
Fast forward almost 2 decades of marriage, the lovebirds were still in love more than ever. From vacation to Mexico to traveling around the world for their work, the duo was inseparable. And even on their days off; especially Sundays, Jon, and Nilou would mostly spend their time exploring markets and restaurants near their home as well as several other neighborhoods.
Talking about their daily routine, Peter shared that he woke up with the sun and got Nilou out of bed by 6:30. He then makes her a cup of tea while she catches up on those precious minutes — Nilou’s morning schedule included the issue of “The New York Times,” but the scene changed depending on the season.
During the summer, the couple sat on their stoop and watched people walk by while in winter they cuddled up on the living room sofa with a lit fire for a cozy morning read.
Surprisingly, the lovebirds shared no kids.
Peter Jon Lindberg Age
Peter Jon Lindberg was born on May 26, 1970. That made him 52 years of age in 2022.
He is a year younger than his wife Nilou.
As per his birthday, Peter is of the Gemini zodiac.
Peter Jon Lindberg Job
Peter Jon Lindberg is a food and travel journalist who was named “Travel Journalist of the Year” by the Society of American Travel Writers. Also, he is a two-time James Beard Award nominee and a one-time National Magazine Award for Columns & Commentary nominee.
As of 2022, he was working as an editor at large at Conde Nast for over 7 years. However, initially, he joined the company as a “contributing international editor and senior correspondent” in April 2015.
Besides this, Peter also worked at Story Collective, LLC, an editorial consultancy he co-founded in October 2017.
Prior to this, he worked at Conrad Hotels & Resorts as a “director of inspiration” for 1½ years and as an editor at large at Saveur Magazine for 2 years.
But his longest job venture would certainly be at Travel + Leisure, Time Inc, where he met the love of his life. He worked there for over 16 years before he quit in March 2015.
On the other hand, his wife, Nilou left the company after 13 years in November 2013.
Overall, Peter has traveled around the world including Hong Kong, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Iran, India, and Indonesia, and his writing has appeared in various magazines including New York magazine, Food & Wine, Details, Glamour, Men’s Journal, and The New York Times.
As for his education, Peter graduated from Harvard University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, fine arts, and ethnomusicology. Yes! He’s into music as well.
Another surprising fact, Peter’s a professional parachute journalist as well.
Is Peter Jon Lindberg On Instagram?
Yes, as of June 2022, find Peter on Instagram @peterjlindberg with 7.4K followers.\
Also, here’s his Twitter @peterjlindberg.
Peter Jon Lindberg Family
Peter Jon Lindberg was born to parents, Judith and Gary Lindberg.
Recalling his family, Peter shared that they were the friendliest people in the neighborhood. His dad asked everyone to call him Gar. And even whenever Peter’s friends came over it was “Hi, Mrs. Lindberg. Hi, Gar.” They were that cool of a person.
Sadly, Gary has long passed away. He would have turned 82 on June 20, 2022.
Also, Peter’s maternal grandparents Ellen Edgar and Ted Halvorsen have long left this world. And so did his maternal uncle Jon Halvorsen — a retired journalist, world traveler, gourmet cook, and a scholar of all genres.
As for Peter’s mother, Judith was reportedly doing well at the age of 80 (in 2022).
How Tall Is Peter Jon Lindberg?
Peter stands tall at a height above 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).
Where Is Peter Jon Lindberg From?
Peter grew up in New York and Ogunquit, Maine. So, he considers both to be his hometown.
But as of 2022, he resided in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Nilou.
How Much Is Peter Jon Lindberg Net Worth?
Peter garnered a net worth of under $2 million by 2022.