In her career in Washington, Gail Russell Chaddock has covered Congress for The Christian Science Monitor since 2001and served as the Monitor’s national education writer from 1997 to 2000. Prior to her Washington assignments, Chaddock served as the Monitor’s Paris correspondent from 1994 to 1997. From 1992 to 1994, she was the Monitor's Boston-based national news editor, responsible for the paper's daily coverage of US news. Before that assignment, she served as an overseas news editor from 1987 to 1992.
In 1999, Chaddock won a first prize award from the Education Writers Association for a Monitor series entitled “Reinventing our Public Schools.” In 2010, she wrote the historical essay on Congress's investigation of the 9/11 attacks for "Congress Investigates."
Before joining the Monitor, Chaddock was a political science professor. She taught at Bennington College, Wesleyan University, and Swarthmore College from 1978 to 1986.
Chaddock holds an MA in Political Science from Princeton University and a BA from Wellesley College.