Some thoughts and lessons from Brad Plumer

CNN Media All-Stars: Monkey Cage Blog Co-Editor and Duke University Professor Brad Plumer

Journalism Career Highlights: Newsday, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal

More recent writing experience: All Things Considered, NPR, Byline, CNS News, Huffington Post, Boing Boing, The Reason

Fox Business, NYT column and New York Magazine

A small town, Hollywood, Conn., on the edge of the Connecticut River and the countryside outside. The big house where I grew up is gone now, replaced by a garage that serves as a coffee shop. My three sisters and I have moved into a house with a cozy basement. We miss everyone and everything of this world. I was the first person in our family to go to college and the first to pass an advanced degree. At 23 I am now a professor of public policy at Duke University’s Kennedy School of Government, teaching courses on energy, energy policy, global warming, space travel, nuclear engineering, and political science. And I am a television journalist.

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