Irin Carmon is a journalist, author and speaker who has been described by The New York Times as being "known for her smarts and feminist bona fides." She is 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.
In 2017-8, Carmon teamed up with the Washington Post and reporter Amy Brittain to break the news of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Charlie Rose, as well as CBS's knowledge of his conduct. That work won a 2018 Mirror Award from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Carmon is a contributing writer to the Washington Post's Outlook section.
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. Her reporting and commentary has appeared across print, radio, television, and digital platforms. She speaks frequently across the country on women's leadership and rights.
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.