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Irin  Carmon

Irin Carmon

Contributing Writer, Washington Post Outlook


Described by The New York Times as being "known for her smarts and feminist bona fides," Irin Carmon is a journalist, author and speaker. She is a contributing writer to the Washington Post's Outlook section and the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2015) which spent three months on the Times bestseller list and is now on its 13th printing. "That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to Ms. Carmon's storytelling and panache," the paper's staff book critic, Jennifer Senior, Notorious RBG. Read More >

From 2013-2016 she was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, reporting on gender, politics, and the law, with a special emphasis on reproductive rights and the Supreme Court. She was previously a staff writer at Salon and at Jezebel. She is currently a distinguished fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, and has been a visiting fellow at the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School.

Carmon's work covering women's rights in a variety of publications has been recognized with numerous awards. In 2011, she was one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media, which described her as a "confident and passionate polemicist." 

She graduated from Harvard, magna cum laude with highest honors in literature, in 2005, and from the Waldorf School of Garden City in 2001. Born in Israel, she is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.  Read Less ^

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