Gail Russell Chaddock

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Contributor Gail Russell Chaddock was the Monitor’s Washington-based politics editor, after covering Congress from 2001 until 2012 and education from 1997 to 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.

Before joining the Monitor, Chaddock taught political science at Bennington College, Wesleyan University, and Swarthmore College from 1978 to 1986. She holds an MA in Political Science from Princeton University and a BA from Wellesley College. 

She and her husband, Rob, live on the family farm in Brookline, New Hampshire, where she hosts the podcast “No Farms No Future” for American Farmland Trust. 

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