Reporter, television journalist, and host of the political news-based show Democracy Now! As an investigative journalist, she reported on the East Timor independence movement of the early 1990s.
She studied anthropology at Radcliffe College.
She narrated the 2006 film One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern.
She was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in New York. She grew up with a brother named David.
She shared the 1993 Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting with fellow journalist Allan Nairn.