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Denise Kiernan

Kiernan-200x200Journalist, producer, author

The Girls of Atomic City – spies, secrecy, and the Manhatten Project

Denise Kiernan is a writer whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Discover, and many more publications.

Kiernan worked in television as head writer of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?“She is also an author of several history books including Signing Their Lives Away, Signing Their Rights Away, and Stuff Every American Should Know. 

She has been featured on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, the PBS New Hour, MSNBC’s Morning Joe and The Cycle, plus The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Denise Kiernan graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts and earned a BA degree from Washington Square and University College of Arts and Science. She holds a master’s degree from the Steinhart School of Culture, Education, and Human Development  at New York University.

Her book The Girls of Atomic City is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR best seller.