Laura Bassett Journalist Biography – Laura Bassett Journalist Wiki
Laura Bassett (Laura Bassett Journalist) is an American freelance journalist writing about politics, gender, and culture. She writes political columns at GQ Magazine and reports in Marie Claire, Washington Post, Instyle, The Daily Beast, and HuffPost. She was previously a senior politics reporter for The Huffington Post, where she covered women’s rights and health for 9 years. She frequently appears as a guest on CNN and MSNBC and is currently based in Brooklyn.
According to Laura Bassett Journalist Biography on her official website, in 2015, she won a grant from the Pulitzer Center to cover unsafe abortion in Kenya, for which she won the Population Institute’s Global Media Award. She has also twice won Planned Parenthood’s Media Excellence Award for feature writing and commentary, and she consulted on Netflix’s Emmy-nominated docuseries “The Keepers.”
According to Laura Bassett’s bio on Muck Rack, her work has appeared in OneZero, The Washington Post, Yahoo Singapore, Aol, Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, VICE UK, The Daily Beast, HuffPo France, GQ and more
She is the co-founder of Save Journalism Project. According to the Project’s website, TThe Save Journalism Project is an effort to educate and activate journalists across the country to tell the story of big tech’s threat to journalism.
It adds, “We are news publishers, news gatherers, journalists, news photographers, content creators, media influencers, activists, advocates, and organizers. We are defending democracy, fighting to preserve free press, and working to save journalism in the age of big tech.”
Laura Bassett Chris Matthews
Laura Bassett accused MSNBC’s Chris Matthews of making suggestive comments and inappropriately flirting with her at least twice before she went on his show in 2016.
In an article for GQ Magazine in February 2020, Laura Bassett wrote, “in 2017, I wrote a personal essay about a much older, married cable-news host who inappropriately flirted with me in the makeup room a few times before we went live on his show, making me noticeably uncomfortable on air. I was afraid to name him at the time for fear of retaliation from the network; I’m not anymore. It was Chris Matthews. In 2016, right before I had to go on his show and talk about sexual-assault allegations against Donald Trump, Matthews looked over at me in the makeup chair next to him and said, “Why haven’t I fallen in love with you yet?”
“When I laughed nervously and said nothing, he followed up to the makeup artist. “Keep putting makeup on her, I’ll fall in love with her.”
“Another time, he stood between me and the mirror and complimented the red dress I was wearing for the segment. “You going out tonight?” he asked.
“I said I didn’t know, and he said—again to the makeup artist—“Make sure you wipe this off her face after the show. We don’t make her up so some guy at a bar can look at her like this.””
Laura Bassett Journalist Education
Laura Bassett earned a master’s degree from Georgetown University.
Laura Bassett Journalist Age
Bassett grew up in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Laura Bassett Journalist Instagram
Laura Bassett’s Instagram account (@lebassett) is set to private.