David Rattray is the fifth member of the Rattray family in three generations to be editor of The East Hampton Star. Afer graduating from Dartmouth College, he worked as a field archaeologist for the American Museum of Natural History. He was associate producer on the public television documentaries "The Hurricane of '38" and "Chicago 1968" for the American Experience and "Tabloid Truth" for Frontline. He returned to East Hampton to take over The Star in 1998. He lives in the house he grew up in on the southern shore of Gardiner's Bay in Amagansett with his wife and three children.