Amy Goodman Biography
Amy Goodman is an American journalist, investigative reporter, and writer. She is also a peace activist and hosts The Democracy Show aired every Monday since 1996. In addition, she is an advocate of social and environmental justice and has won numerous awards based on the same.
Amy Goodman Age
Born in 1957 she celebrates her birthday every 13th of April. Goodman is 63 years as of 2020
Amy Goodman Height And Weight
She is 6.2 feet tall and weighs approximately 60kg. She has brown eyes and blonde hair.
Amy Goodman Nationality
She is an American citizen by birth of Jewish origin.
Amy Goodman Parents And Siblings
Goodman was born and raised in the United States. Her father’s name is George Goodman and he practiced anthropology as a career. Her mother, Dorothy Goodman, was a literature teacher and later became a social worker. Both her parents are also Jewish. She has only one sibling called David Goodman, whom she collaborated with to write some books.
Amy Goodman Education
Amy went to high school in Bayshore Public School, where she graduated and headed to the College of the Atlantic. At the school, she studied for a year and later on went to Radcliffe College. In the latter days, she joined Harvard University, where she earned a degree in anthropology.
Amy Goodman Husband and Children
Rumors speculate that she is in a relationship with Denis Moynihan whom they have also written books together. None of them has confirmed if the rumors are true. Army has no children, and if any, she has not shared them in any social space. Recently she came out to claim she was going to start a family soon.
Amy Goodman Books
Amy is the author of many books including:
1. Standing up to the madness co-authored by his brother.
2. Breaking the sound barrier.
3. Floodlines: community and resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six.
4. The exception to the rulers.
5. Static: Government liars, media, cheerleaders, and the people who fight back.
6. The silenced majority.
Amy Goodman Bell’s Palsy
In 2007 she was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. Bell’s palsy is a disease that causes facial paralysis. It also causes inflammation of the seventh cranial nerve that connects to the eyes, ears, and nose and causes temporary paralysis of the Nerve.
She stated that the sickness has taught her that no one is perfect and that we should accept ourselves for who we are.
Amy Goodman Awards
Goodman’s work has not gone unnoticed. She has received several awards for it. They are as follows:
- In 1993, she received the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for internal reporting.
- 1998, she received the George Polk award
- In 2001, she received the Joe a. Callaway award for civic courage.
- In 2004, she received the Thomas Merton Award.
- In 2006, she received the Nation prize for creative citizenship.
- In 2008, she received the Right Livelihood Award.
- In 2009, she got the Izzy Award.
- 2012, she got the Gandhi Peace Award for promoting international peace.
Amy Goodman Career
In 1991 when she was covering the East Timor independence movement, she was severely injured by the soldiers and fellow journalist Allan Nairn after witnessing the Santa Cruz Massacre.
In 1998 she covered Chevron corporation’s story when there was a confrontation between the Nigerian army and the villagers who seized them. She made a documentary concerning this story that earned her an award.
In 1996 she started working at Pacifica Radio, where she is still the host of Democracy Now.
She has acted in the capacity of director at Pacific Radio for over a decade now.
She is the co-founder of Democracy Now.
In 2000 she interviewed President Clinton. Goodman grilled the president with several questions where Clinton had to seriously defend his government.
In 2008 her colleagues were arrested due to the Republican Convention and they were accused of starting the riot. Goodman went to find out about her colleagues where she was arrested and later on released.
In 2016 Goodman covered the Dakota Pipeline protest in Morton county. She showed the public how security personnel was brutal to the demonstrators. Goodman received much support, including from the Journalism Protection Committee. The case was later dismissed by District Judge John, who found no evidence to support the claim.
Amy Goodman Net Worth And Salary
Amy has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million, which she majorly earned from her journalism career and by selling her books. She also earns an estimated annual salary of $40,000.
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