Peggy Noonan is a widely admired columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the best-selling author of eight books on American politics, history, and culture, including What I Saw at the Revolution and When Character Was King. In 2010, she was given the Award for Media Excellence by the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Noonan was a special assistant and speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986. In 1988, she was chief speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush when he ran for the presidency. Before entering the White House, Noonan was a producer at CBS News in New York. In 1978 and 1979, she was an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University.

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