Celia Viggo Wexler is an award-winning former journalist and nonfiction author. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toronto, where she earned the prestigious Governor General’s Medal in English Literature. She earned a graduate degree in journalism from Point Park University, Pittsburgh.
Wexler’s first book, Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a Profession in Crisis, won a national award for excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists, one of the oldest and largest journalism organizations in the country. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Nation.
She has worked as a public-interest lobbyist since 1996, first as vice president of advocacy for the good-government group Common Cause and then as senior Washington representative for the Union of Concerned Scientists. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Richard. She has one daughter, Valerie.