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Timothy Noah writes twice weekly for MSNBC.com. Prevously he was a senior editor at the New Republic, where he wrote the "TRB From Washington" column, and for a dozen years before that he was a senior writer at Slate, where he wrote the "Chatterbox" column, among other duties. Prior to that he was a Washington-based reporter for the Wall Street Journal, an assistant managing editor for U.S. News & World Report, a congressional correspondent for Newsweek, and an editor of the Washington Monthly (where he remains a contributing editor). Noah has written for a variety of other national publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Harper's, and Fortune, and has contributed frequent broadcast commentaries to CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's Day To Day. He received the 2011 Hillman Prize for a 10-part Slate series on income inequality in the U.S. that he subsequently expanded into his 2012 book, The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis And What We Can Do About It. He was also, in 2010, a National Magazine Award finalist for his Slate coverage of Obamacare. Noah edited two anthologies of the writings of his late wife, Marjorie Williams: the New York Times best-seller The Woman At The Washington Zoo (2005), which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, and Reputation (2008). More information about Marjorie and her books is at womanatthewashingtonzoo.com. A 1980 graduate of Harvard College, Noah lives in Washington, D.C., with his two teenage children.
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