Jane Coaston

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  • Acclaimed Journalist
  • Contributing Opinion Writer, NYT
  • On-Air Commentator, CNN
  • Former Senior Politics Reporter, VOX

Jane Coaston is a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, on-air reporter at CNN with a special interest in American conservatism, and former senior politics reporter at VOX,. She hosted the popular New York Times podcast, The Argument, which offered context, analysis, and good-faith engagement on current political debates. Jane was a Senior Politics Reporter at Vox, covering current events spanning from the Republican Party to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Her work has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, NPR, The Ringer, Buzzfeed, and The Washington Post, and she has written for publications ranging from ESPN Magazine to The National Review. Coaston’s compelling perspectives and commentary challenge conventional thinking, offering fresh insights into today’s most important debates.

As a foremost expert on the American Conservative movement, Coaston is highly sought-out among top political institutions for her thought leadership. She is a current resident at the USC Center for the Political Future former resident fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Coaston has spoken to the Texas Tribune Festival, SXSW, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, Stony Brook University, University of Virginia, University of Southern California, University of Michigan.

 



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Past Hosts Include:
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Virginia
  • Stony Brook University
  • Hauenstein Center for Professional Studies
  • SXSW
  • Texas Tribune Festival
  • Greenhills School
  • City University of New York
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Political Moderation, Hosting, & Interviewing

With a keen eye for detail and a dedication to truth, JANE COASTON fearlessly tackles contentious subjects, earning respect for her integrity and expertise. Coaston effectively manages challenging discussions with grace, intelligence, and wit.  ...

With a keen eye for detail and a dedication to truth, JANE COASTON fearlessly tackles contentious subjects, earning respect for her integrity and expertise. Coaston effectively manages challenging discussions with grace, intelligence, and wit

Shifting Political Alignments & Understandings

As a prolific journalist at the intersection of politics and culture, JANE COASTON is known for her insightful analysis and nuanced perspectives. As the political landscape continues to shift, Coaston provides forecasting, analysis, and a broader understanding of the mechanisms behind public concern ...

As a prolific journalist at the intersection of politics and culture, JANE COASTON is known for her insightful analysis and nuanced perspectives. As the political landscape continues to shift, Coaston provides forecasting, analysis, and a broader understanding of the mechanisms behind public concern.  

The Importance of Media Messaging

As a leading voice in media, JANE COASTON navigates complex topics with clarity and depth in writing and on air, shedding light on the pressing issues shaping our world. By diving into the ways major media outlets spin contemporary issues, Coaston leaves audiences feeling confident in their ability ...

As a leading voice in media, JANE COASTON navigates complex topics with clarity and depth in writing and on air, shedding light on the pressing issues shaping our world. By diving into the ways major media outlets spin contemporary issues, Coaston leaves audiences feeling confident in their ability to interpret headlines

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<p><strong>Jane Coaston shapes culture as an on-air contributor</strong></p>

Jane Coaston shapes culture as an on-air contributor

Political journalist JANE COASTON is a panelist on CNN’s The Chris Wallace Show and appears on-air across the network in coverage of stories related to politics. Coaston has a long history of political and cultural commentary across news networks, as seen in her guest appearance on The Bulwark podcast, where she discussed “The Culture War of Absurdity.” Coaston’s strong internal compass and clear-eyed assessments of the world around us contribute to consistently entertaining, enlightening engagements that shift perspectives.

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Biography

Jane Coaston is a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times with a special interest in American conservatism. She has written on topics including QAnon, college admission scandals, evangelicalism in America, college football and elections. She was also the host of the popular New York Times podcast, The Argument, which offered context, analysis, and good-faith engagement on current political debates.

Jane was a Senior Politics Reporter at Vox, covering current events spanning from the Republican Party to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Her work has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, NPR, The Ringer, Buzzfeed, and The Washington Post, and she has written for publications ranging from ESPN Magazine to The National Review.

She attended the University of Michigan, holding a B.A. in History and Political Science with a focus on World War II, and she currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband.