Ruth Conniff

Ruth Conniff

Ruth Conniff is Editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Examiner. She formerly served as Editor-in-chief of The Progressive Magazine, and opened the Progressive’s office in Washington, DC, during the Clinton Administration, where she made her debut as a political pundit on CNN’s Capital Gang Sunday and Fox News. Conniff is a frequent guest on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC and has appeared on Good Morning America, Democracy Now!, Wisconsin Public Radio, and other radio and television programs. Conniff graduated from Yale University in 1990. The Wisconsin Examiner is part of the nonprofit States Newsroom and a sister media outlet to the Florida Phoenix.

Tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin

By: - November 22, 2021

Five people are dead and more than 40 injured after an SUV plowed through the crowd at the Waukesha Christmas parade Sunday afternoon. Waukesha schools were closed for the day on Monday, with additional school counselors available at all school buildings for students who needed support. “At this time we are working with the police […]

Jury finds Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts

By: - November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse, the white teenager who shot three people, killing two of them, during Black Lives Matter protests in downtown Kenosha, was found not guilty of all the charges against him on Friday. The Kenosha County jury in the Rittenhouse murder trial found that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony […]


Waiting for the Rittenhouse verdict as the world falls apart

By: - November 19, 2021

While waiting for the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial, I stepped out to visit the principal at my kids’ high school — the same school I attended, Madison East. East has been in the local news a lot lately for a series of rowdy protests and fights, including a recent melee in which […]

Anti-Trump ad by Republican group airs in Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio

By: - May 12, 2020

A GOP-connected ad buy this week seeks to persuade Republicans not to vote for President Donald Trump and is targeting two cities in Wisconsin as well as Dayton, Ohio, and Fort Myers, Florida. The ads are already up Tuesday on cable television stations in Wausau and La Crosse in Wisconsin. The ad, titled “Mourning in America,” […]