Katrina vanden Heuvel is editorial director and publisher of The Nation, America’s leading source of progressive politics and culture. She served as editor of the magazine from 1995 to 2019. A frequent commentator on U.S. and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN, and PBS, her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe and she writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. Vanden Heuvel is also the author of several books, including The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama.
Vanden Heuvel has been recognized for her journalism and public service by organizations as diverse as Planned Parenthood, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Community Change, the Norman Mailer Center, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, American Rights at Work, Progressive Congress, and more. During her tenure, The Nation‘s journalism has been recognized for excellence by the National Magazine Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists, GLAAD, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Webby Awards, among others.
Vanden Heuvel serves on the boards of The Institute for Policy Studies, Type Media Center, The Sidney Hillman Media Foundation, The Correctional Association of New York, The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, and The Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Vanden Heuvel is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and she lives in New York City with her husband, Stephen F. Cohen, a contributing editor to The Nation and professor emeritus of Russian studies, history and politics at New York University and Princeton University. They have one daughter.
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