Ruth Marcus (journalist)

Ruth Marcus (journalist)

Ruth Marcus is a journalist who currently writes an op-ed column for the "Washington Post". In March 2007, she a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in commentary. [ [ Ruth Marcus biography] ] . The Pulitzer board cited "her intelligent and incisive commentary on a range of subjects, using a voice that can be serious or playful."

Marcus was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Livingston, N.J.. She studied at Yale University where she wrote for the college newspaper. Marcus then wrote for the "National Law Journal" before attending Harvard Law School, from which she graduated in 1984. She began writing for the "Post" while still in law school, and formally joined the paper after graduation. She is married and has two daughters.


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