Garance Franke-Ruta

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Garance Franke-Ruta
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Born Cavaillon, Vaucluse, France
Education magna cum laude, Harvard University (1997)
Occupation Journalist, author
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

Garance Franke-Ruta is the Washington editor of Yahoo News and editor in chief of Yahoo Politics. Previously she was a national political reporter at and politics editor of The Atlantic Online, national web politics editor for the Washington Post, and a blogger for its WhoRunsGov site,[1] a senior editor at the American Prospect and a senior writer at the Washington City Paper, D.C.'s alternative weekly newspaper. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Monthly, The New Republic, Salon, Legal Affairs, Utne Reader and National Journal, and is also a frequent diavlog participant with other political and current event journalists on After first attending Hunter College, she transferred to Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1997.[2]

Early life[edit]

Franke-Ruta was born in Cavaillon while her parents were staying in Lacoste, Vaucluse,[3] and grew up in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New York City.[4] 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.[3] Franke-Ruta is the granddaughter of Nelson Frank, sister of Vanessa Ruta, niece of Johanna Hurwitz, and cousin of Ted Frank.

She attended school in Greenwich Village, and then attended Santa Fe High School and a private high school in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



  1. ^ "News From Post's Political Team (And Garance Franke-Ruta Gets Hired)". 2007-12-07. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. 
  2. ^ "College Grads in Debt". 2003-05-21. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 
  4. ^ "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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