Ruth Conniff (born c. 1968) is an American journalist from Wisconsin and the editor-in-chief of The Progressive. Publications she has written for include The Progressive, The Nation, and the New York Times.
Early life and background
Conniff was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended Yale, where she received her B.A. cum laude in 1990. She currently resides in the village of Maple Bluff a suburb of Madison. She is married and has three children.
According to the Capital Times newspaper, she and public defender husband moved there in 2001. In the article Conniff said the village, contrary to conventional thinking, offered affordable housing for a growing family.
According to the Capital Times article:
Conniff grew up in Madison, was a track star at East High School and was always aware of Maple Bluff's reputation as home to old money conservatives.... "At first I was a little embarrassed to tell my friends I was moving to Maple Bluff,' she admits. 'But in some ways, it seems a little less snooty than the PC west side."
Named in 2013 as editor-in-chief, she was the political editor of The Progressive. According to her byline at the Progressive: "Ruth Conniff covers national politics for The Progressive and is a voice of The Progressive on many TV and radio programs. Conniff was a regular on CNN’s Capital Gang Sunday and is now a regular on PBS’s To the Contrary. She also has appeared frequently on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and on NPR and Pacifica."
- The Progressive Ruth Conniff
- New York Times Conniff Review of Keller's Book
- The Nation Ruth Conniff
- Mike. "Political tides turn in Maple Bluff, once a Republican Stronghold." Capital Times 5-6-09
- PBS Ruth Conniff on To the Contrary
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