Described by The New York Times as being "known for her smarts and feminist bona fides," Irin Carmon is a journalist, author and speaker. She is a contributing writer to the Washington Post's Outlook section and the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2015) which spent three months on the Times' bestseller list. "That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to Ms. Carmon's storytelling and panache," the paper's staff book critic, Jennifer Senior, wrote of Notorious RBG.

Previously, she was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, reporting on gender, politics, and the law, and a staff writer at Salon and at Jezebel. She has been a distinguished fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and at the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School. Her reporting and commentary has appeared across print, radio, television, and digital platforms, including The New York Times op-ed page and book review, New York magazine, Marie Claire, Glamour, NPR, MSNBC and NBC, CNN, Tablet, Topic and more. She speaks frequently across the country on women's leadership and rights. 



Carmon's work covering women's rights in a variety of publications has been recognized with numerous awards. In 2011, she was one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media. She graduated from Harvard, magna cum laude with highest honors in literature, in 2005.