Kimberley Strassel
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Kimberley Strassel
Kimberley Strassel
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Kimberley Ann Strassel

(1972-07-24) July 24, 1972 (age 48)
EducationPrinceton University (BA)
OccupationColumnist, author
Notable credit(s)
Wall Street Journal
Political partyRepublican

Kimberley Ann Strassel (born July 24, 1972) is an American conservative[1] 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.

Early life and education

Strassel grew up in Buxton, Oregon, and she graduated in 1990 from Banks High School in nearby Banks.[2] 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.[3] Strassel immediately took a position at the Wall Street Journal upon graduation.[4]


Wall Street Journal

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.[5]

She became a senior editorial writer and member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal in 2005.[6] In 2007, she began writing the long-running "Potomac Watch" column for the Wall Street Journal.[5]

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."[7]

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Kimberley Strassel suggested teachers could be equipped with stun grenades to protect their students.[8]

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.[9] Shortly before the November 2020 election, Strassel push unverified claims about Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.[10] Strassel's claims, published in an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, were contradicted by the Wall Street Journal's own reporting arm.[11]


In 2006, Strassel co-wrote Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (ISBN 0-7425-4545-8), which argues that government regulation interferes with marketplace initiatives to provide women with economic opportunity.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."[12]

On October 15, 2019, Strassel released Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters are Breaking America.[13]


In 2014, Strassel was awarded a $250,000 Bradley Prize from the conservative Bradley Foundation.[2]

In February 2016, Strassel was among the panelists for a Republican presidential primary debate held in South Carolina.[14]

Personal life

Strassel married journalist Matthew Rose in Buxton, Oregon, on July 15, 2000. The couple has three children. They have since divorced and Strassel has remarried.[15][16][2]


  1. ^ "Eric Holder brings Democrats' redistricting fight to Florida". Miami Herald.
  2. ^ a b c Smith, Taylor (June 27, 2014). "Buxton native and Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel wins Bradley Prize". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2019.
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  5. ^ a b "Kimberley Strassel". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Seelye, Katharine (June 2, 2006). "The Wall Street Journal Names a Columnist". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Pompeo, Joe. ""A Different Level of Crazy": Inside The Wall Street Journal's Civil War".
  8. ^ Hart, Benjamin. "WSJ Editorial Board Member: Arm Teachers With Stun Grenades". Daily Intelligencer. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Senators: If you read that article Trump sent you, you should read this, too".
  10. ^ Maddaus, Gene; Maddaus, Gene (2020-10-23). "Wall Street Journal Opinion and News Side Divided on Hunter Biden". Variety. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Tani, Maxwell (2020-10-23). "Wall Street Journal's News Side Debunks Opinion Side's Hunter Biden Screed". The Daily Beast. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Kirkus Review: The Intimidation Game". Kirkus Reviews. June 28, 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Resistance (At All Costs)". Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ Gore, Leada (February 11, 2016). "South Carolina Republican presidential debate: Feb. 13 CBS showdown with Trump, Cruz, Rubio". Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ Strassel, Kimberley (2019-10-15). Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9781538701782.
  16. ^ "Weddings - Kimberley Strassel, Matthew Rose". The New York Times. July 16, 2000.

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