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.