Joan Walsh Biography

Updated On Jun 04, 2019 Published On Sep 16, 2016
Facts of Joan Walsh
Date of Birth: 1958 , September-18
Birth Nation: United States
Name Joan Walsh
Birth Name Joan Maureen Walsh
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Anerica
Religion Irish Catholic
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Journalist
Working For The Nation
Net Worth $3 million
Famous for CNN, The Nation
Married Yes
Married to Randy C. Cherry
Children 1
Divorce Randy C. Cherry
Online Presence Twitter
Books Splash Hit! Pacific Bell Park and the San Francisco Giants, What's the Matter with White People? Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was
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The multi-talented personality Joan Walsh is an American author, editor, writer, and blogger. She is also an MSNBC political analyst.

Joan Walsh Early Life, Education

She was born to American parents in New York City, New York, United States on 18 September 1958 and grew up along with her siblings. Her father used to work in a Catholic English publication. Walsh was interested in politics from her very young age.

Professional Life

The lady has been active in journalism for a very long time. She has even worked for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Nation and in many other newspapers and magazines as a freelance writer.

She joined Salon in 1998 as its first full-time news editor. Later she became managing editor in 2004. She left Salon in 2015 to become National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation.

She often writes a blog at the Salon on current American political topics. She has featured criticisms of the Iraq War, the George W. Bush administration, and conservatives in her posts. She appears regularly in Hardball with Chris Matthews and All In with Chris Hayes.

She has debated conservative guests including Pat Buchanan, Liz Cheney, Dick Armey, David Frum, and G. Gordon Liddy. She has also appeared on various MSNBC’s and CNN’s shows.

Career as an Author

She is also interested in other areas including education, community development, urban poverty issues, and baseball. She is also the author of two books- Splash Hit: The Pacific Bell Park Story and Stories of Renewal: Community Building and the Future of Urban America. And Walsh was the one to endorsers of Hillary Clinton in the 2008 and the 2016 Presidential Democratic Primaries.

Personal life

The Very talented woman is now at the age of 60 years but, is divorced and she has kept her personal life at a low profile. She was married to former husband Randy C. Cherry on 19th June 1979 when she was 18 years old. She has a daughter with Cherry but hasn't revealed her name.

Her daughter is currently 25 years old. Currently, Joan is a single mom and hasn't dated anyone after getting divorced. She is of American nationality there is no information provided about her ethnicity.

Net Worth

At this age, she still looks active and is effectively doing her works. She is currently the correspondent for The Nation. She has more than two thousand followers on Twitter and she would be still pursuing her journalism career. It is estimated that Joan Walsh current Net worth is around$3 million.

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Born in New York City, New York

September 18 , 1958

Joan Walsh was born in New York City, New York, United States. She was born on 18 September 1958. Joan Walsh has a younger brother and a younger sister. Her father used to work in catholic English publishing.

Started working in Salon


Joan Walsh joined Salon in 1998, where she worked as its first full-time news editor and later she became managing editor in 2004.Before working there, she has already worked as freelance writer for different newspapers and magazines.

Published her first book


Joan Walsh published her first book Splash Hit: The Pacific Bell Park Story and Stories of Renewal: Community Building in 2001. Joan Walsh has later published another book too which is named the Future of Urban America.

She endorsed Hillary Clinton


Joan Walsh endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2008 and she has been supporting Hillary Clinton since then. Also, Joan Walsh endorsed Hillary Clinton on 2016 Presidential Democratic Primaries. She declared the 2016 endorsement in an article titled, "Why I’m Supporting Hillary Clinton, With Joy and Without Apologies."

Left Salon


Joan Walsh worked with Salon for 17 years. And after her 17 years of contribution in Salon, she left it in 2015 in order to become the correspondent for The Nation and currently she is serving The Nation as its correspondent.