he American news industry can boast of several individuals who have achieved fame, wealth and prestige through their high standards and international superiority. One of these people is Joan Walsh, a journalist who works for CNN, but has made a name for herself through her work for the counterpart of the news giant MSNBC.
Joan has been in the industry for some time and has spent decades in the industry, including twelve years at MSNBC as a presenter and correspondent. In her career to date, she has covered several major stories across America and beyond, and has applied her experience and knowledge of television to a number of written works.
There is much more to learn about Joan Walsh, and you can learn all about her by reading below.
Joan Walsh – Biography
Joan Walsh was born on September 18, 1958, in New York City, more precisely in Brooklyn. Although much about her background, especially the identity of her parents, is unknown, it is believed that she spent her childhood in Oceanside, Long Island, where she grew up with two siblings, a brother, and a sister.
Her family later moved to Milwaukee, where she completed her high school education and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.
The beginnings of her professional life before joining MSNBC are unknown, but public information suggests that she worked her way up to become editor-in-chief of the popular magazine Salon. She is believed to have worked for Salon for 16 years, during which time she wrote her first book, Splash Hit! Pacific Bell Park and the San Francisco Giants. Since Salon, Joan has worked for both MSNBC and CNN, and she is also a national affairs correspondent for The Nation.
After her first book, Joan Walsh has published another, What’s the Matter with White People? Why we long for a golden age that never was.
MSNBC and CNN careers
Just before Christmas 2017, on December 23, it was revealed that Joan Walsh, who had spent 12 years of her career with MSNBC, would not continue her role on the national news channel in the New Year. Her journey with the station, which began in 2005, came to an informal end that day.
Although the news wasn’t well-received by the station’s fans, and also by some of her colleagues, such as Chris Hayes and Joy Reid, it was the end of a career with the station that had seen her work as a news anchor, presenter, and correspondent.
After leaving MSNBC, Joan Walsh’s next move was to CNN, a rival station to her former news station, and she began her career at the news station in 2018, shortly after leaving MSNBC. Since then she has worked for CNN as a policy analyst.
Her time on CNN was not without its own controversy, including an incident in 2018 where she was criticized by a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting for liking a tweet.
Regardless of her tendency to draw criticism and controversy for her political opinions, she has maintained her place at the highest level of journalism in America.
Joan Walsh, since growing up through her work as a journalist and eventually becoming a public figure, has only been married once, to a man named Randy C. Cherry. The details of their relationship remain unknown, even when it began, but they were married on June 19, 1976.
The marriage did not last long, and although we do not know exactly when they divorced, they finally did, with proof of their relationship being their memories and an only child, a daughter named Nora Walsh DeVries. When Joan Walsh gave birth to Nora is also unknown, but if you can take Joan’s Instagram page as a clue, she managed to raise her daughter to be an upright and beautiful woman.
More facts about Joan Walsh
Her daughter Nora Walsh DeVries also became a journalist after her. She works as a freelancer and is also an editor and web content specialist.
Joan has a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
She grew up a Catholic but was raised with liberal parents who supported a number of progressive policies.
Joan Walsh lost her mother at the age of 17.