Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, is a political journalist who has spent most of her 30-year career working for the Nation, where she began as an intern.

A self-described liberal, vanden Heuvel is a frequent political commentator on television news shows, appearing on MSNBC, CNN, and PBS, and writer for national publications such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe. She is the cofounder of Vyi I myi, a Russian-language feminist newsletter that she coedited for many years, and she has written and edited several books.

Vanden Heuvel grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with politics and entertainment as her birthright. She ...

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