Garance Franke-Ruta

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Date of Birth July 29, 1972
Place of Birth France
Age 48 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Garance Franke-Ruta

Garance Franke-Ruta is the executive editor of GEN by Medium. She has worked as Washington editor of Yahoo News and editor in chief of Yahoo Politics, Voices columnist and politics editor of The Atlantic Online, national web politics editor for the Washington Post, senior editor at the American Prospect and senior writer at the Washington City Paper, D.C.'s alternative weekly newspaper. Her work has also appeared in Medium magazine, New York, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Slate, Salon, The Washington Monthly, Legal Affairs, Utne Reader and National Journal. After first attending Hunter College, she transferred to Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1997.

Born: Cavaillon, Vaucluse, France
Education: magna cum laude, Harvard University (1997)
Occupation: Journalist, author
Notable credit(s): national web politics editor for The Washington Post, previously a senior editor at The American Prospect and senior writer at the Washington City Paper, work has appeared in The Washington Monthly, The New Republic, Salon, Legal Affairs, and National Journal, frequent guest on
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About Garance Franke-Ruta

Award-winning political journalist most well known for serving as the Washington editor of Yahoo News and the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Politics. She also previously worked for the Atlantic Online, the Washington Post, and the American Prospect.

Before Fame

After attending Hunter College, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.


She has frequently been a participant on's diavlog.

Family Life

She was born in the Cavaillon commune while her parents were staying in Lacoste. However, she grew up in San Cristóbal de las Casas.


Her aunt is renowned children's author Johanna Hurwitz.

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Latest information about Garance Franke-Ruta updated on January 24, 2021.