About the Author
Taylor Marsh is best known for being a “die hard Clintonite,” as the Washington Post described her in a 2008 profile, “For Clinton, a Following of ‘Marshans.’ ” The New Republic profile of Clinton in 2008, “The Hugh Hefner of Politics,” chronicles Marsh from her artistic career into politics. A contributor to the Huffington Post, as well as other sites, Marsh’s blog (www.taylormarsh.com) was on the front lines during the 2008 election season.
Marsh grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where she was Miss Teenage St. Louis and was crowned Miss Missouri. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she was born, graduating with a BFA. Next stop was Broadway, where Jerry Herman cast her after her very first audition. Marsh has produced her own one-woman show on JFK and her life growing up in the midst of the feminist revolution, and has done national television commercials.
In the early 1990s, Marsh worked at the alternative news source LA Weekly in the personal ad department as “relationship consultant,” with her column “What Do You Want?” dispensing relationship advice mixed with a little politics. In 1997, she jumped to become managing editor of one of the first outlets online to make money, a softcore site covered on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. Marsh took her long-established new-media career to blogging during the Kerry campaign of 2004. But it was the 2008 election and Marsh’s fearless coverage of the campaign that catapulted her.
Marsh has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Al Jazeera Arabic, and Al Jazeera English, among others, including radio from coast to coast. Marsh has been featured in the The Hill, the Washington Scene, National Journal’s Hotline On Call, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times Online, and many other new-media and traditional news venues.