Peggy Noonan is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the best selling author of eight books on American politics, history and culture. Her essays have appeared in Forbes,Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the New Yor Times and other publications. She is a frequent guest on political talk shows. She has also been nominated for Emmy Awards for the writing of a post-9/11 television special and for her work on the television drama The West Wing. Noonan is a member of the board of the Manhattan Institute.
Ms. Noonan is the author of “When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan,” “John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father,” “A Heart, a Cross and a Flag: America Today," “What I Saw at the Revolution,” and “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”
Ms. Noonan was a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986. In 1988 she was chief speechwriter for George Bush when he ran for the presidency.
She holds honorary doctorates from Adelphi University, St. John Fisher College, Miami University, University of Portland, Miami University, and her alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 2010, Noonan received a Presidential Appointment to serve on the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission honoring the one hundredth anniversary of our 40th President’s birth. Miss Noonan is a 2011 recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Award for excellence in media. In the same year, she was chosen as columnist of the year by “The Week” magazine. In 2012 she received the New York Women in Communications Award for column writing.