Molly Ball

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Ball in 2017

Molly Ball is an American political journalist and writer. She is the national political correspondent for Time magazine. She is the author of a 2020 biography of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Early life and education

Ball was raised in Colorado and Idaho.[1] She attended Cherry Creek High School in a Denver suburb, graduating in 1997. She graduated from Yale University in 2001.[2][3]


Ball joined Time as National Political Correspondent in 2017.[4] Previously, she covered U.S. politics for The Atlantic, where she won the 2012 Toner Prize for Excellence in Public Reporting for her coverage of the 2012 United States elections, including the 2012 United States presidential election and the 2012 gay marriage referenda.[5] She has been a reporter for Politico, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun.


In 2019, Ball received the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency for her coverage of the Trump administration.[6] Other awards she has received include the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis, the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award, and the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.[1] Ball received the 2020 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation for her reporting on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which judges called "authoritative," "compelling" and "nuanced."[7] She was honored as Outstanding Journalist in Print in the 2020 Washington Women in Journalism awards.[8]

Personal life

Ball is of Jewish heritage.[9] She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and three children.[10]

In 2007, she won $100,000 on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Molly Ball". Pulitzer Center. Archived from the original on May 22, 2020. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Molly Ball (profile of)". Washington Week. PBS. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  3. ^ "For YaleWomen, boundless ambition, local action". YaleNews. July 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Time Staff (October 10, 2017). "Molly Ball Joins TIME as National Political Correspondent". Time. Archived from the original on October 11, 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  5. ^ Loughlin, Wendy S. (March 28, 2013). "The Atlantic's Molly Ball is the winner of the Newhouse School's 2012 Toner Prize". Newhouse School. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Reporting Prizes: Reporting on the Presidency 2019". Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. June 4, 2019. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  7. ^ "Molly Ball Wins Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress". National Press Foundation. December 1, 2020. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  8. ^ "Meet the Winners of the 2020 Washington Women in Journalism Awards". Washingtonian. September 22, 2020. Archived from the original on January 19, 2021. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  9. ^ "Twitter verified account". Jun 1, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Twitter verified account". Jun 26, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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