Molly Ball is a staff writer for The Atlantic, where she covers national politics. [+] In 2012, Molly was awarded the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting for her coverage of the presidential campaign.
Ball previously reported for POLITICO, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Las Vegas Sun. She has worked for newspapers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Cambodia, as well as the The New York Times and the Washington Post. She is a graduate of Yale University and was a 2009 recipient of the Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan. In 2007, she won $100,000 on the television show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.