Ana Marie Cox is a political columnist and culture critic whose writing has appeared in The New Republic, Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, and Esquire. She hosts “With Friends Like These,” a podcast from Crooked Media, and is the Columbia Journalism Review’s Public Editor of the Washington Post. She conducted the “Talk” interviews featured in the New York Times Magazine from 2015-17. She was the senior political correspondent for MTV News from 2016 until they pivoted to video. She is on cable news more often than she’d like, and appears frequently on Real Time with Bill Maher.
Since starting the snarky political blog Wonkette in 2004, she has worked at a bewildering variety of outlets, including Time magazine, GQ, Air America, and The Guardian. Prior to Wonkette, she was an editor at Mother Jones and at the webzine Suck.com. She is the author of the romantic comedy novel Dog Days.
Ana gained attention in 2008 for being an early, enthusiastic adopter of Twitter and quickly amassed a following of 1.3 million. Stunned and surprised as anyone by that development, she’s since written about social media as a cultural and political phenomenon and lectured on the intersection of social media and social activism at The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and All Soul’s College at Oxford University.