Has focused on legal issues, and more recently, the intricate relationship between money and politics. Former editor, Legal Times (1986-88), deputy bureau chief, senior writer, American Lawyer (1981-88), The Wall Street Journal (1988-97). Co-author, Where They Are Now?: The Story of Women of Harvard Law 1974. Author, Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas. Recipient, 1992 National Press Club's National Correspondence Award for articles about the role of money in the 1992 elections.
She is a journalist who spent the last 17 years in the most senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington Bureau Chief, Managing Editor and Executive Editor. She now teaches journalism at Harvard University and is a lecturer around the country.