Amy Goodman

Executive Producer and Co-Host of Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman is the executive producer and co-host of Democracy Now!, an independent and award-winning daily news program airing on more than 1,100 TV and radio stations in North America.

Goodman’s fifth New York Times bestselling book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, written with Denis Moynihan, is a sequel to her fourth New York Times bestseller, Breaking the Sound Barrier. With her brother, journalist David Goodman, she coauthored three other bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times; Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them. She writes a weekly column (also produced as an audio podcast) that earned the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting.

Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, which she earned “for developing an innovative model of truly independent political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by mainstream media.” She is also one of the first recipients of the Park Center for Independent Media’s Izzy Award, named for the great muckraking journalist I.F. Stone. She has received the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award, the Paley Center for Media’s She’s Made It Award and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. She was recently featured in the AOL/PBS production Makers: Women Who Make America.

Goodman's reporting has won the George Polk Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award. Goodman also received the first-ever Communication for Peace Award and was honored by the National Council of Teachers of English with the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good