Rhea Wilson joined the Prospect in the summer of 1999 as associate editor. Rhea was the founding editor of the American Prospect Syndicate, which provides op-ed columns to major newspapers across the country. The op-eds are developed from articles in The American Prospect magazine and also from the research of various progressive think tanks and advocacy groups.
Wilson was an editor, editorial writer and columnist at The Sacramento Bee for 15 years. She has also been a teacher --when she lived in California, at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Santa Cruz; the University of Southern California; San Jose State University; and Mills College and, since she moved back east, Vermont College. She was the winner, in 1986-87, of a John S. Knight Fellowship for professional journalists at Stanford University, and she has twice served as a Pulitzer juror.
Wilson got her B.A. from Harvard and did her graduate work at MIT. She is married with a grown daughter and lives in Vermont.