Marc Cooper is an award winning journalist and author who has written about politics and culture for more than three decades. He has covered rebellion, revolution and war from Egypt, Lebanon, and South Africa, to South and Central America, to Western and Eastern Europe. Cooper has also done extensive writing about American politics and has reported on several presidential campaigns.
His articles, interviews, and essays have appeared in dozens of publications ranging from The Atlantic, Harper’s and the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine to Rolling Stone and Playboy. He has produced and reported broadcast documentaries for the Christian Science Monitor, PBS Frontline, CBS News and public radio in the U.S. and Canada. From 1995-2005 he was executive producer and host of the weekly, syndicated Radio Nation. He serves as contributing editor to The Nation, as a frequent contributor to The Atlantic and was a columnist and senior editor for L.A. Weekly. Cooper has won several journalism prizes over his career including a Major Armstrong Award for reporting on Central America. The Greater Los Angeles Press Club named him Year 2000 Journalist of the Year. Since 2006 he has been a professor at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications.