Molly Ball

Molly Ball Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Children, TIME, CNN, Pelosi

Molly Ball Biography

Molly Ball is an American political journalist and author. She serves as a national political correspondent for TIME magazine and a political analyst for CNN. In 2007, she won $100,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Molly Ball Age

Molly’s actual age is unknown but she celebrates her birthday on April 20.

Molly Ball Education

Molly has a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Yale University. In 2009 she was a night-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan, where she studied economic policy.

Molly Ball Parents

Molly has managed to keep her family from the limelight however during an interview with Wallace House in 2016 she revealed that her parents are retired college professors. She said that her mother was against her watching television as she argued that it rots children’s brains.

“My parents are retired college professors. My mother felt very strongly that television rots children’s brains. So I was the freak in school who didn’t know what any of the television shows were. The downside of that is that to this day I am culturally illiterate. I’ve never seen an episode of “Happy Days” or “Saved by the Bell.” But the upside is that my consciousness of stories and of narrative was formed by reading books.”

Molly Ball Husband

Molly is married to David Kihara who is a senior editor at POLITICO. He previously served as the digital managing editor of ABC7/WJLA before working as a homepage editor at the Washington Post. He began his career in journalism in Seattle as a writer for the alternative weekly The Stranger.

Molly Ball Children

Molly and her husband have three children together and live in Washington, D.C.

Molly Ball Time

Molly is a National Political Correspondent for TIME covering political campaigns, the White House, personalities and policy debates across America.

Molly Ball CNN

Molly is a political analyst for CNN.

Molly Ball Atlantic

Molly Ball was a staff writer for The Atlantic, where she was a leading voice in the magazine’s coverage of U.S. politics. During an interview she said that what she loved about The Atlantic is that it’s a magazine of the American Idea.

” What I love about The Atlantic is that since it was founded in the 1850s, it’s been the magazine of the American idea. I like stories that are about ideas, not just about personalities or events. Not “This happened and that happened,” but “What does it mean? Why is it happening? What’s the context, the history, and what does it tell us about the bigger picture?”

Inside The Atlantic, we refer to things as “Atlantic-y.” You know it when you see it. It’s that combination of smart and fun, high and low, in a way that is both enlightening and shareable, which has the great virtue of working really well in our current online marketplace. It doesn’t matter if the thing is a listicle or a photo meme or a 300-word blog post or a 3,000-word story. It’s just about having that sensibility.”

Prior to joining The Atlantic she reported for POLITICO, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Las Vegas Sun and has worked for newspapers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Cambodia, as well as for The New York Times and The Washington Post.

She has received several awards throughout her career such as; Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis.

Molly Ball Political Affiliation

Molly’s political affiliation is unknown but she is critical of Donald Trump, calling his presidency a chaotic one, and a “show that never ends”.

Molly Ball Pelosi

In May 2020, Molly released her book titled ‘Pelosi’ which is a biography about house speaker, Nancy Pelosi.  According to the Washington Post “In Ball’s account, Pelosi is as tough as bullets. She knows how to count votes, how to negotiate (both from a position of strength and from a position of weakness) and how to herd her tribe; she knows what can get passed, against the odds — like the Affordable Care Act — and what can’t. She has the courage to tell her fellow female House members face to face, with tears in her eyes, that government-funded abortions have to be removed from the ACA for it to get through. These are lost skills in American politics, atrophied in the modern-day rush to preen and tweet. They are small-room, off-camera skills. Ball makes a convincing case that no woman could have made it to the top without them.”