Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that New York Times bestselling author and writer Judith Warner will join the organization as a Senior Fellow. At the Center for American Progress, Warner will contribute to initiatives focused on addressing the challenges Americans face balancing work and family life.
Warner is best known for her 2005 New York Times bestseller Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety and her New York Times column "Domestic Disturbances." She has reported on how policies common in other countries—such as paid parental leave, paid sick days, and workplace flexibility—are relatively uncommon in the United States, although there have been successful cases in recent years in passing paid family leave and paid sick days legislaion at the state and local level. At the Center for American Progress, Warner will work to further explore why the United States is different and what we can learn from the successful campaigns for paid family leave and paid sick days in recent years.
“The Center for American Progress is thrilled to have Judy join the team,” said CAP President Neera Tanden. “Her work on issues relating to women and families is critical both in the policy debate and in the conversations that Americans are having at their kitchen tables every day.”
Warner is currently a contributor for the New York Times Magazine and an opinion columnist for Time.com. Her latest book, We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, received a 2010 Outstanding Media Award for Science and Health Reporting from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a 2011 Changing Lives Award from the Parent/Professional Advocacy League, and a 2012 Friends of Children’s Mental Health Media Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
A former special correspondent for Newsweek in Paris, Warner hosted "The Judith Warner Show" on XM satellite radio from 2005 to 2007 and wrote the 1993 bestseller Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story, as well as several other books. She speaks frequently on women’s issues and children’s mental health and lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and children.