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Ellen Goodman

- Panelist Blurb

Ellen Goodman's insight, common sense and verbal flair had attracted a fervent national following since 1976, when her Boston Globe column was first syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. Today, the Pulitzer Prize-winning At Large column appears on op-ed pages in over 440 newspapers across the country.

A graduate of Radcliffe College, Goodman spent 1973-74 at Harvard as a Neiman Fellow. In 1980, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Life, Ms., The New York Times Book Review, Savvy, Woman's Day and Redbook. She is also the author of two books, Value Judgments and Turning Points.

Goodman's reporting has earned her numerous awards. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights awarded her the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award in 1988 for her dedication to the cause of equality. In 1993, Goodman received the President's Award from the National Women's Political Caucus.

NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum playbill for "American Women in Focus—Breaking New Ground" on May 20, 1994.