|Born||Cavaillon, Vaucluse, France|
|Education||magna cum laude, Harvard University (1997)|
|Notable credit(s)||national web politics editor/producer for The Washington Post; previously a senior editor at The American Prospect and senior writer at the Washington City Paper; work has appeared in The Washington Monthly, The New Republic, Salon, Legal Affairs, Utne Reader and National Journal; frequent guest on BloggingHeads.tv|
Garance Franke-Ruta has worked as Washington editor of Yahoo News and editor in chief of Yahoo Politics, Voices columnist and politics editor of The Atlantic Online, national web politics editor for the Washington Post , senior editor at the American Prospect and senior writer at the Washington City Paper, D.C.'s alternative weekly newspaper. Her work has also appeared in Medium magazine, New York, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Slate, Salon, The Washington Monthly, Legal Affairs, Utne Reader and National Journal. After first attending Hunter College, she transferred to Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1997.
Franke-Ruta was born in Cavaillon while her parents were staying in Lacoste, Vaucluse, and grew up in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New York City. Her first name is a French word referring to a shade of red, and is the name of the main character in Les Enfants du Paradis. Franke-Ruta is the granddaughter of Nelson Frank, sister of Vanessa Ruta, niece of Johanna Hurwitz, and cousin of Ted Frank.
- 2019 Vermont Studio Center residency
- 2018 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center practitioner residency
- 2018 Downtown Las Vegas Plympton-Writer's Block residency
- 2016 Journalist Law School fellow, Loyola Law School
- 2013 The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013, Time magazine
- 2007 Iowa Independent senior fellow in Des Moines, Iowa
- 2007 Hillman Prize for "Tapped", The American Prospect
- 2006 Shorenstein Center fellow, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
- 2004 9/11 Security and Liberty fellow, USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism
- "News From Post's Political Team (And Garance Franke-Ruta Gets Hired)". 2007-12-07. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24.
- "College Grads in Debt". 2003-05-21. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- Franke-Ruta, Garance. "What Kind of Name is That?". The Garance. Garance Franke-Ruta. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
- "Garance Franke-Ruta". 9/11 Security and Liberty Fellowships, 2004–2005. Institute for Justice and Journalism. Archived from the original on December 5, 2010. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
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