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Joan Walsh

National Affairs Correspondent

Joan Walsh is The Nation’s national-affairs Correspondent and an MSNBC political analyst. She is the author of What’s the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America, which the Philadelphia Daily News called “one of the best books of 2012 – and even more relevant now.” Hardball host Chris Matthews called it “Engaging, thoughtful, provocative, utterly persuasive.”

Salon’s very first news editor, Walsh served as editor in chief for six years. She is a regular on Hardball and All In with Chris Hayes and has appeared on many other national shows including Real Time with Bill Maher and Now on PBS.

Before joining Salon, she worked as a consultant on education and poverty issues for community groups and foundations, including the Rockefeller Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation. She’s written for publications ranging from Vogue to The Nation, and for newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. An avid baseball fan, she’s the co-author of Splash Hit: The Pacific Bell Park Story, about the building of the San Francisco Giants legendary waterfront stadium. Walsh lives in New York.