Kimberley Ann Strassel
July 24, 1972
Buxton, Oregon, U.S.
|Education||Princeton University (BA)|
|Wall Street Journal|
Kimberley Ann Strassel (born July 24, 1972) is an American conservative columnist and author who is a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. She writes a weekly column, "Potomac Watch", which appears on Fridays.
Strassel grew up in Buxton, Oregon, and she graduated in 1990 from Banks High School in nearby Banks. She graduated with a B.A. from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs in 1994 after completing a senior thesis, titled "The Democratization of the Russian Secret Security and Intelligence Apparatus", under the supervision of Aaron Friedberg. Strassel immediately took a position at the Wall Street Journal upon graduation.
Strassel was a news assistant for the European edition of The Wall Street Journal in Brussels (1994-1996) and a staff writer covering technology for The Wall Street Journal Europe in London (1996-1999). She moved to New York in 1999 to cover real estate before joining the editorial page as an assistant features editor.
She became a senior editorial writer and member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal in 2005. In 2007, she began writing the long-running "Potomac Watch" column for the Wall Street Journal.
In an October 2017 editorial, Strassel criticized Fusion GPS, "the intelligence outfit that commissioned former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to compile the now infamous Trump-Russia dossier."
By October 2019, President Trump had tweeted about Strassel or retweeted her commentary more than 20 times, including calling for a Pulitzer Prize for her. Shortly before the November 2020 election, Strassel push unverified claims about Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Strassel's claims, published in an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, were contradicted by the Wall Street Journal's own reporting arm.
In 2006, Strassel co-wrote Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (ISBN 0-7425-4545-8), which argues that government regulation interferes with marketplace initiatives to provide women with economic opportunity.
In June 2016, she published a book called The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, in which she "excoriates the left's use of campaign finance laws to stifle free speech and free association."
On October 15, 2019, Strassel released Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters are Breaking America.
In February 2016, Strassel was among the panelists for a Republican presidential primary debate held in South Carolina.