Irin Carmon Biography
Irin Carmon is an Israeli-American journalist and commentator who is a senior correspondent at New York magazine and a CNN contributor. Previously, Carmon was a national reporter at MSNBC, covering women, politics, and culture for the website and on air.
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She was born in Israel but grew up on Long Island. She likes to keep her life private and therefore it is not known when she was born or when celebrated her birthday.
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Carmon is married to artist and professor Ari Richter. The ceremony took place at the Waterfront Museum in New York City. Together they are blessed with a baby girl named Ari Ritcher.
Irin Carmon Education
She is a graduate of Waldorf School of Garden City in 2001. She then attended Harvard College and graduated in 2005 with an AB in Literature, magna cum laude.
While still at Harvard College, Carmon wrote for The Harvard Crimson and Let’s Go (book series). Her senior thesis was titled, “Genealogies of Catastrophe: Yehuda Amichai’s Lo Me’Achshav, Lo Me’kan and Ricardo Piglia’s Respiracion Artificial.”
Irin Carmon Career
Carmon was a media reporter for the fashion-industry trade journal Women’s Wear Daily from 2006 to 2009. She was also a Jezebel staff writer from 2009 to 2011.
Irin is co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Furthermore, in 2011, Carmon was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in media. In addition to being featured in New York Magazine as a face of young feminism.
In November 2011, she received the Sidney Award from The Sidney Hillman Foundation recognizing her reporting on the Mississippi Personhood Initiative for Salon. Mediaite named her among four in its award for Best TV Pundit of 2014.
From 2011 to 2013, she was a staff writer for Salon. Her Salon coverage of Eden Foods drew attention to the organic food company’s lawsuit against the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, her piece was used in an Appeals Court ruling as evidence against Eden Foods’ claim of a religious freedom motive.
In October 2012, Carmon and Jezebel founder Anna Holmes started the trending #sorryfeminists hashtag that mocked negative stereotypes of feminists.
Irin Carmon Biography
In addition June 2013, she was hired full-time by MSNBC where she has written for MSNBC.com and contributed on the shows The Reid Report, Melissa Harris-Perry, and All In with Chris Hayes.
Later in 2014, Mediaite named her in a four-way tie among the “Best TV Pundits” of 2014 for bringing “a comprehensive understanding to women’s health and justice issues that goes beyond the usual talking points.”
The book was released in October 2015 and debuted at #7 on the New York Times Best Seller list. In February 2015, Carmon conducted an exclusive interview for MSNBC with Ruth Bader Ginsburg for The Rachel Maddow Show.
In 2017, 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. The work won a 2018 Mirror Award from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
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In January 2015, the New York Magazine reported that Carmon would be co-authoring the biography Notorious RBG: Moreover, the Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Shana Knizhnik, the creator of the Notorious RBG blog.
Irin Carmon CNN
Carmon joined CNN as a contributor on November 14, 2018. The news of her joining CNN was not formally announced by the network but was revealed in CNN anchor Brian Stelter’s Tuesday evening newsletter.
“Officially CNN’s newest contributor,” Stelter called her, pointing to a Tuesday morning appearance by Carmon on “New Day” where also referred to her as “contributor.”
Carmon herself confirmed the news and tweeted out her thanks to Stelter shortly after TheWrap contacted CNN to request a statement.
“Thanks for the shoutout, @brianstelter,” she said. “Thrilled to officially be a @cnn contributor.”
Irin Carmon Awards
In November 2011, she received the Sidney Award from The Sidney Hillman Foundation recognizing. Her reporting on the Mississippi Personhood Initiative for Salon. In 2014, Mediaite named her among the four in its award for Best TV Pundit of 2014.