Democracy Now! Host and Executive Producer
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent,
award-winning news program airing on 650 radio and television stations in North America. Time
Magazine named Democracy Now! in its “Pick of the Podcasts.”
Goodman and her brother, journalist David Goodman, co-authored The New York Times bestseller, Static:
Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back, and The New York Times
bestseller, The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That
Love Them. Their latest book, Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times,
was just published in April 2008. She writes a weekly column (also produced as an audio podcast)
syndicated by King Features, for which she was recognized in 2007 with the James Aronson Award for
Social Justice Reporting.
Goodman’s reporting on East Timor and Nigeria has won numerous awards, including the George Polk
Award, Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award.
She has also received awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting, and Project Censored.
Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the United States, Democracy Now! is broadcast on
Pacifica, NPR stations, low-power FM, College and Community Radio stations as well as Public Access
TV and PBS stations, and on both TV satellite networks -- DISH Network channel 9415 Free Speech TV,
9410 Link TV, and on Direct TV channel 375. Democracy Now! is also available at democracynow.org.