Celia Viggo Wexler is an award-winning former journalist and nonfiction author. Wexler’s first book, Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a Profession in Crisis (McFarland) won a national award for excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists. Her second book, Catholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories of Anger and Hope, will be published in 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield. The book is a finalist in the Forward Indies Book of the Year Awards. It also has received critical praise from Publishers Weekly and the National Catholic Reporter.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Nation.
She was a labor, business and banking reporter at the Lafayette (IN) Journal & Courier, the Buffalo Courier-Express, and the trade daily, American Banker. She also headed the Albany bureau of American City Business Journals.
She has been a public interest lobbyist in Washington, D.C. since 1996, serving first as vice president of advocacy for the good-government group, Common Cause, and then as Senior Washington Representative for the Union of Concerned Scientists.
She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toronto, where she earned the prestigious Governour-General’s Medal in English Literature. She earned a graduate degree in journalism from Point Park University, Pittsburgh.