Peggy Noonan is an opinion columnist at the Wall Street Journal, where her “Statements” column has been published since 2000.
She received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2017. A political analyst for NBC News, she is the author of nine books on American politics, history and culture, from the most recent, “The Time of Our Lives,” to the first, “What I Saw in the revolution”. She is one of ten historians and writers who contributed essays on the American presidency to the book “Character Above All.” Noonan was a special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. In 2010, living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded him the Excellence in Media Award; The following year she was chosen columnist of the year by The Week. She has been a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University and has taught in the history department at Yale University.
Before entering the Reagan White House, Noonan was a producer and writer at CBS News in New York and an adjunct professor of Journalism at New York University. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up there, in Massapequa Park, Long Island and in Rutherford, New Jersey. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford. He lives in New York City. In November 2016, the New York Public Library named her one of the city’s Literary Lions.