What Happened To Joan Walsh’s Married Life? Her Bio, Family, Facts

Published Date: 27 Jul, 2020 Updated date: 27 Jul, 2020 By Daniel Roffer

Joan Walsh has more than three decades of career span on the media. On her personal side, she was a married woman and a mother of an adult daughter.

American journalist Joan Walsh serves as a political analyst at CNN and the national affairs correspondent for The Nation. Besides, she is an author of the book What’s the Matter with White People?

Joan Walsh Bio; Age, Family, Education, Height

Joan Maureen Walsh, aged 61 was born to an Irish Catholic family on 18 September 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She is the eldest of three children in the family and has a younger sister and a brother. Her father was a Christian Brother and used to publish textbooks and filmstrips for Catholic schools.

Walsh’s family moved to a northern suburb of Milwaukee when she was 13 years old. There, she pursued her high school education at Shorewood High School in Wisconsin. Joan with a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 meters) graduated from the University of Wisconsin at the age of 22 in 1980.

Her Career; CNN, The Nation

Earlier, Joan wrote for various publications including Vogue and The Nation. She also contributed to newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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In 1998, she joined Salon and became its first news editor. Later, she became its editor at large and left the website to join The Nation in 2015. Moreover, she served as a contributor to MSNBC and joined CNN in 2017. She now appears on CNN platforms such as The Lead with Jake Tapper and Out Front with Erin Burnett.

Besides, Joan is an author who published a book named What’s the Matter with White People? in 2012. The Philadelphia Daily News called the book, “one of the best books of 2012.”

What Happened To Her Married Life? Daughter

Well, the 61-year-old was once a married woman, whose marital life ended in a divorce. She was married to a Jewish husband named Robert DeVries according to the wiki sources.

Joan and Robert welcomed a daughter named Nora Walsh DeVries on 13 January 1990. Nora now works as a Campaign Manager at Katie Porter for Congress. She is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA in Political Science and Government.

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Some Interesting Facts About Joan Walsh

  • Joan worked as a consultant on education and poverty issues for various community groups and foundations, including the Rockefeller Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation.
  • Her mother died after suffering from cancer at the age of 45.
  • She is a baseball fan and amid supporter of the MLB team San Francisco Giants.
  • She is the co-author of Splash Hit: The Pacific Bell Park Story (2001), about the building of the San Francisco Giants legendary waterfront stadium.
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