Joan Biskupic is an American lawyer, journalist, and author. She has been covering the United States Supreme Court since 1989. She has covered the Supreme Court for the USA Today and the Washington Post. Over the years, she has penned down some of the top-selling biographies the world has seen. Currently, she is associated with CNN as a full-time legal analyst.
Joan Biskupic Bio: Age
Joan Biskupic was born in 1956. She celebrated her 64th birthday as of 2020.
Joan Biskupic Height
Details regarding her height and other measurements are not available. However, she seems to be quite tall in her pictures when we compare her to her surroundings.
Joan Biskupic Family Details
Joan Biskupic was born and raised by a Catholic family of Irish and Croatian descent. She is one of the nine siblings. One of her brothers, Steven Biskupic, is a former U.S. Attorney, and her other brother Vince Biskupic is a judge on a Circuit Court.
Joan Biskupic is happily married, and she has a daughter too. However, not much is known about either of them.
Joan Biskupic Education Details
Joan Biskupic did her high school from the Benet Academy. She then went to Marquette University, where she received her B.A. degree in Journalism. She then went to the University of Oklahoma to get her M.A. degree in English. Finally, she got her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Joan Biskupic Career Details
Since 1989, Biskupic has been covering the United States Supreme Court. From 1989 to 1992, she wrote for Congressional Quarterly, where her focus was on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees. Her honest reporting was the reason why she got the 1991 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award. From 1992 to 2000, Biskupic reported for the Washington Post. She wrote more than a thousand stories for the newspaper. She became a member of the District of Columbia bar in 1994. After her short stay in the Washington Post, she began working for USA Today as a Legal Affairs Correspondent. She continued working for the USA Today till 2012 when she became the editor-in-charge of legal affairs for the Reuters News. From 2016 to 2017, she also started teaching at the University of California, Irvine’s School of Law as a visiting faculty.
Biskupic has been a commentator making regular appearances on several television and radio shows. She has been a regular panelist on Washington Week and has appeared on numerous shows such as the NBC ‘Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS’s Face the Nation.
Biskupic is currently working for CNN as a full-time Supreme Court analyst and a legal analyst.
Joan Biskupic Books
Biskupic has authored a number of books, and most of them are biographies of famous judges in the history of the United States. Her latest book is the biography of Chief Justice John Roberts. She has also penned down biographies of Sandra Day O’Connor, Sonia Sotomayor, and Antonin Scalia.
Joan Biskupic Net Worth
There’s no doubt that she has accumulated a big fortune and wealth that came from her diverse professional career in the fields of journalism and law. She has also received a great deal of money in the name of royalties by writing top-selling biographies. Despite these obvious riches, she has been living a pretty modest lifestyle. Considering all the aspects mentioned above, we assume that her overall wealth is estimated at around $800,000.
Joan Biskupic Honors And Awards
- In 1991, she got the Everett McKinley Dirksen or the National Press Foundation Award for her reporting of Clarence Thomas confirmation.
- In 1994, she became a member of the District of Columbia bar.
- In 2003, 2004 and 2008, she was presented with three residential fellowships awards at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in order to recognize her work on the biographies she wrote.
- ]In 2010, she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Marquette University.
- In 2014, she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Georgetown University.
- In 2015, she was the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the category of Explanatory Journalism for her ‘Echo Chamber’ project.
- In the same year, she also received one of the top honors for Investigative journalism, the Hillman Prize.
- In the same year, she became the finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism for her ‘Echo Chamber’ project.