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Joan Biskupic

Joan Biskupic has covered the Supreme Court since 1989 and is the author of two judicial biographies: American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) and Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice (HarperCollins, 2005).

She joined Reuters in February 2012 as Legal Affairs editor-in-charge. She previously was the Supreme Court reporter for USA Today (2000-2012) and The Washington Post (1992-2000) and covered legal affairs for Congressional Quarterly's Weekly Report (1989-1992). She won the Everett McKinley Dirksen award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for her coverage of the 1991 Clarence Thomas nomination and Senate confirmation hearings.

Biskupic holds a law degree from Georgetown University and is the author of several legal reference books, including Congressional Quarterly’s two- volume encyclopedia on the Supreme Court (3rd Ed., 1997) with co-editor Elder Witt.

She lives in Washington, D.C.,  with her husband and daughter.

Most Recent Appearances

Recent Appearances

Judith Rodin discusses The Reslience Dividend with Gwen Ifill at Miami Book Fair

November 22, 2014
PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill interviews author and Rockefeller Foundation CEO Judith Rodin about her book, The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong, at Miami Book Fair International 2014.

Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari discuss new film ‘Rosewater’

November 9, 2014
On Nov. 9, following a private screening at the Newseum, “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart sat down with “PBS NewsHour” co-anchor Gwen Ifill to discuss the new film “Rosewater,” Stewart’s directorial debut, and the real-life story that inspired it. Stewart and Ifill were joined by Maziar Bahari, an Iranian journalist and the inspiration for the film, and the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Joel Simon.
America After Ferguson

Roland Martin & Journalist Gwen Ifill On Having The Conversation About Black Men & Police Officers

September 24, 2014
Roland Martin talks to journalist and television anchor Gwen Ifill about the PBS town hall AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON and the amount of young black men who were killed at the hands of police officers, especially considering the unrest of Michael Brown and the unfortunate burning of his memorial last night in Ferguson.

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