New York City, NY
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and co-founder of Air America Radio, Lizz Winstead has helped change the very landscape of how people get their news.
Winstead brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves as co-host of Unfiltered, Air America Radio's midmorning show with Chuck D and Rachel Maddow. Known as as one of the top political satirists in America, Winstead has been recognized by all the major media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly, which named her one of its 100 Most Creative People.
Winstead’s first book, Lizz Free Or Die: Essays, was released in 2012 to incredible reviews, with Ms Magazine saying, “Lizz Winstead is a sharp-witted truth-teller, and Lizz Free or Die will inspire anyone who has ever talked back to the television or wished they could come up with satire as insightful as The Daily Show.”
Lizz continues doing stand-up and is working on a second book, but she spends most of her time at the helm of Lady Parts Justice League, a reproductive rights organization that uses humor and outrage to expose anti-choice zealots and mobilizes people to take action in all 50 states.