Superstar journalist Elizabeth Williamson joins the show to discuss her book Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth.  I have a deep personal connection to this tragedy and the people that were scarred by it all, so the show was a challenging one for me personally.  That said, I think this is something we have to confront and shift.

Elizabeth Williamson is a feature writer in the Washington bureau, and a former member of The New York Times editorial board. She has worked at The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and spent a decade as a foreign correspondent in Eastern Europe.

Before joining The Times in 2015, Ms. Williamson was a reporter in The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau. She wrote features about national politics and the culture of Washington, and covered the White House during President Obama’s first term.

Before joining Wall Street Journal in 2008, Ms. Williamson worked for The Washington Post from 2003. She has covered the federal government and Congress, lobbying, federal government contracting and the reverberations of Hurricane Katrina and the war in Iraq.

Ms. Williamson began her journalism career as a foreign correspondent in 1994, and for a decade reported from the Balkans, Russia, the Baltic nations and broader Eastern Europe. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune and other outlets. In 2000 she became the Wall Street Journal‘s Warsaw bureau chief, covering Poland and surrounding countries.

Ms. Williamson was born in Chicago and resides in Washington with her family.

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