Kate Zernike

Kate Zernike covers women and politics for The New York Times, where she has been a reporter since 2000. She is the author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America, published by Times Books/Henry Holt 2010. At the Times, she was a member of the team that shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for a series of stories about Al Qaeda and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Zernike began her career at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts and was a reporter for The Boston Globe from 1995 to 2000. She received her undergraduate degree in history and English from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, where she has taught as an adjunct professor.


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