Virginia Heffernan Bio
Virginia Heffernan is an American-based journalist and cultural critic. She works as a political columnist for the Los Angeles Times. She also works as a writer for The New York Times. The journalist has also authored several books.
Virginia Heffernan Age
The journalist is open about her age. She is was born in Hanover, New Hampshire on August 8, 1969. As of 2022, Virginia will be celebrating her 53rd birthday.
Virginia Heffernan Husband
Heffernan is a divorcee to David Samuel. The two married in 2003. The details of the venue of the wedding ceremony are available on the internet. The two spent years together but they decided to end the union. Both Samuel and his wife Heffernan share the same personalities. Samuel is a fiction and non-fiction writer. His most popular non-fiction work is The Runner, published in 2008. Samuel also contributes to the New York Times. Virginia and David were blessed with three children. The first one is Elijah followed by Ben and the last born is Susannah. However, they do not live together because they divorced on issues the couple decided not to make public.
Virginia Heffernan Education
She pursued her career at the University of Virginia. There she did a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy. At the University, she participated in the Virginia literary review. She pursued her master’s in English and American Language and Literature and Ph.D. at Havard University from 1991 to 2002.
Virginia Heffernan Career
Heffernan has had a long experience in her career as a journalist and writer. According to her LinkedIn, she began working as an articles editor for Miramax. Here, she had the responsibility of assigning and editing featured stories. In June 2000, Heffernan joined Harper’s magazine as a senior editor. After a few months, she traveled to New York City to join Slate Magazine as a TV Critic. the journalist stayed at Slate for 3 years and later left for Yahoo.
At Yahoo, Heffernan was a national correspondent for two years and one month. She wrote the Machine Politics, a weekly column on the website covering topics such as technology, politics, and culture. She also wrote blog posts about culture and society. While at Yahoo, the correspondent covered the 2012 national presidential election. From January 2015 to December 2018, the writer worked for two companies; one year as an editorial director at West and 2 years as a columnist for Fast Company.
Currently, the writer, reporter, and journalist is working for various companies. She works at the New York Times as a contributor in various sections. Virginia worked as a television critic between 2003 and 2007. The multi-talented journalist later went for the position of a columnist between 2007 and 2011. From 2011 to 2012, Virginia worked as op/ed writer. Other positions she currently holds are contributing editor at POLITICO, a host for Slate Magazine, Speaker at The Lavin Agency, Columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and columnist at the WIRED.
Virginia Heffernan Magic and Loss
Heffernan’s passion for the internet began at the age of 10 when she used early technological elements such as the Zenith Computer terminal and dial-up modem to play MUD. In 2016, she released the book Magic and Loss: The Internet as an Art. In the book, Heffernan notes the contribution the internet has done in establishing civilization across societies in the world. She describes the internet as a work of art. The book has received positive criticism from book review platforms such as the Kirkus review, The New York Review of Books, and authors such as Lous Menand.
Virginia Heffernan Salary and Net Worth
Virginia earns from several platforms. At the La Times she earns a salary of $98,700 per year. Throughout her career, the journalist has been able to accumulate a net worth of approximately $2million