Ana Marie Cox had a long, disastrous career in mainstream media before being forced into the shallow waters of the blogosphere. While an editor at Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The American Prospect, her poor people skills made her unpopular, while her sarcasm drove people away. Internet journalism, with its higher tolerance for misfits, provided an early home—she is a survivor of Suck.com, Feedmag.com, and Inside.com. She was discovered at a drugstore by Nick Denton, who made her Wonkette.
She is now the Washington editor of Time.com, a columnist for Time, and a contributor to Time’s political blog, Swampland, and will co-host the upcoming HBO talk show The Gaggle.
The author of the novel Dog Days, Cox is now hard at work on her next book, an anthropological study of young conservatives. Her husband, Chris Lehmann, is remarkably well-liked and an editor at CQ Weekly.