Kimberley Strassel

What we're witnessing here is the return to old-fashioned politics […] This is about a big, fat, beautiful negotiation.

Kimberley Strassel is an Oregon native who holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and international affairs from Princeton University. She is a member of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and writes editorials, as well as the influential Potomac Watch political column.

Strassel joined Dow Jones & Co. in 1994, working in the news department at The Wall Street Journal in Brussels and then in London. She moved to New York in 1999 and soon joined the paper’s editorial page, working as a features editor and, later, as an editorial writer. She assumed her current position in 2005.

In 2014, Strassel was awarded the Bradley Prize, a $250,000 acknowledgement by the Bradley Foundation of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the conservative movement.

Strassel is the author of the national bestseller The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, which details, among other things, her assertions about the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s alleged harassment of conservatives. The book was published in June 2016, during the U.S. presidential election race and chronicles recent attacks on conservative non-profit organizations, businesses and donors. The National Review called it “outstanding” and a “monument to investigative journalism.”

Strassel is also a regular contributor to Sunday political TV shows, including Fox News Sunday, CBS’s “Face the Nation,” and NBC's “Meet the Press.”

She lives in Virginia with her three children.