Molly Ball is a staff writer for The Atlantic , where she covers national politics.  In 2012, Molly was awarded the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting for her coverage of the presidential campaign.
Early Life & Education
Ball grew up in Idaho and Colorado.
She graduated from Yale University in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in English and Literature . She was also a 2009 recipient of the Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan . 
Ball previously reported for POLITICO , the Las Vegas Review-Journal , and the Las Vegas Sun . She has worked for newspapers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Cambodia, as well as the New York Times and the Washington Post .
Awards & Accomplishments
Molly is a recipient of numerous awards for her journalism efforts. These awards include the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting (2012),  the Society of Professional Journalists ' Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis. 
Molly Ball covers U.S. Politics, particularly on the national level. She is critical of Donald Trump , calling his presidency a chaotic one, and a "show that never ends".  She analyzes the Republican Party 's internal conflicts through interviews with people like Reince Priebus . 
Ball currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, David Kihara. Together, they have three children.