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MediaJoanna Brooks | Joanna Brooks

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From 2011 – 2014, I was a senior correspondent for the on-line magazine ReligionDispatches.org, where I continue to contribute occasionally as a columnist. In 2012, I was named one of “50 Politicos to Watch” by Politico.com and one of “13 Religious Women to Watch” by the Center for American Progress. I was the subject of an extensive CNN.com profile: “Crossing the Plains and Kicking up Dirt: A New Mormon Pioneer” at CNN.com (February 5, 2012) and of the acclaimed American Public Media show On Being’s “Mormon Demystified” show (October 20, 2011). I have also been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, BBC World, BBC’s Americana, Interfaith Voices, KSL’s People of Faith, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, and Radio West, as well as on The Daily Show, NBC’s Rock Center, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, and PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.  My writing has appeared in the Washington PostHuffington Post, Killing the Buddha, and Michigan Quarterly Review and I have been utilized as a source on contemporary Mormonism by the New York Times, Reuters, Salt Lake Tribune, Associated PressWashington Post, Salon, New America Media, Pittsburgh Gazette-Post, The Tennessean, Headline News Network, Fox News, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and the Deseret News.

 

Television appearances:

    • “Faces of Faith” with Randi Kaye, CNN, October 21, 2012.
    • “Faces of Faith” with Randi Kaye, CNN, September 2, 2012.
    • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, August 23, 2012:  “Mormons in America.”
    • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, August 9, 2012.  Television and web-only segment.
    • The Cycle, MSNBC, August 17, 2012: “Mormonism in America.”
    • Imus in the Morning, FOX Business, August 10, 2012.
    • The Melissa Harris Perry Show, MSNBC, June 9, 2012:  “The Book on Mormon.”
    • PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, January 27, 2012.

 

Speaking appearances:  Council on Foreign Relations, Columbia University, Center for American Progress, Princeton University, University of Michigan, University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Southern Utah University, University of Southern California, New York University, Hofstra University, Colgate University, Claremont University, and many more.

 

Radio appearances:

    • NPR “Tell Me More,” with Michel Martin (October 19, 2012).
    • TV Radio “American Liberal” with Ted Asregadoo (October 18, 2012).
    • Things Not Seen with Dave Dault, KWAM Memphis (September 30, 2012).
    • KNPR State of Nevada with Dave Becker (September 17, 2012).
    • The Karamu Show with Dr. Richard Cooper, WURD Philadelphia (September 13, 2012).
    • The God Show with Pat McMahon, KTAR Phoenix (September 2, 2012).
    • NPR Talk of the Nation (August 30, 2012).
    • NPR All Things Considered segment with Barbara Bradley Haggerty (August 28, 2012).
    • Women’s Show with Mary Glenney, WMNF Tampa (August 26, 2012).
    • City Views” with Jennifer Napier-Pierce, KCPW Salt Lake City, Utah (August 23, 2012)
    • “Radio from Hell” morning show, X96 Salt Lake City, Utah (August 23, 2012)
    • “State of Nevada,” KNPR (August 21, 2012)
    • “Make it Plain with Mark Thompson,” Sirius XM (August 20, 2012)
    • The Don Imus Morning Show (August 10, 2012)
    • “People of Faith,” with Carole Mikita, KSL Radio (August 5, 2012)
    • The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC (July 19, 2012)
    • Guest host, “God vs. Gay,” Radio West, KUER (July 2, 2012)
    • BBC World Service News Hour on “Mormonism” (June 13, 2012).
    • “Counting the Saints,” Radio West with Doug Fabrizio (June 4, 2012).
    • “The Book of Mormon Girl,” Radio West with Doug Fabrizio (March 27, 2012).
    • “Mormonism in the 2012 Elections,” The Daily Circuit, Minnesota Public Radio (February 22, 2012).
    • “Joanna Brooks, Mormon Politico,” Nine to Noon, Radio New Zealand (February 21, 2012)
    • “The Bob Wright Show:  Ask Mormon Girl,”  Blogginheads.tv (January 30, 2012)
    • “‘Ask Mormon Girl’ Discusses Mitt Romney’s Candidacy,” NPR All Things Considered (December 2, 2011).
    • “Mormon Demystified,” American Public Media’s On Being with Krista Tippet (October 20, 2011).
    • “Five Myths About Mormonism,” The Dave Glover Show, KFTK–St. Louis, Missouri (October 13, 2011).
    • “Five Myths About Mormonism,” WTVN–Columbus, Ohio (October 11, 2011)
    • “The Oft-Misunderstood Faith of Modern Mormons,” NPR Talk of the Nation (August 24, 2011).
    • “Five Myths About Mormonism,” BBC Americana (August 14, 2011).
    • “Mormons and the Republican party,” KNPR State of Nevada (June 15, 2011).
    • “The Year of the Mormon?:  Romney and the Book of Mormon Musical,” The Mitch Albom Show (June 13, 2011)
    • “Romney, Huntsman, and 2012,” on NPR-station KUER’s nationally syndicated Radio West (May 24, 2011)
    • “The Year of the Mormon?,” on nationally-syndicated public radio program Interfaith Voices (April 27, 2011)
    • “Sex and the Single Mormon,” on KNPR State of Nevada (February 25, 2011)
    • “Mormon Feminism Today,” on NPR-station KUER’s nationally syndicated Radio West(September 23, 2010)
    • “Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor,'” on NPR-station KUER’s nationally syndicated Radio West (August 31, 2010)
    • “How Mormonism Built Glenn Beck,” on nationally syndicated public-radio program Interfaith Voices (February 24, 2010)
    • “Who is Glenn Beck,” on NPR’s Radio West (February 8, 2010)
    • Profiled on the Mormon Stories podcast (January 20, 2010)

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