Jacqueline Salmon

Selected Works

A selection of articles by Jacqueline L. Salmon
God in Government focuses on the intersection of religion and politics.

Pope Watch featured Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the U.S. in 2008.
An interview with Salmon on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships


Jacqueline Salmon has built a career as an award-winning journalist, collaborator and ghost writer on a variety of topics, including health, business, the law, child development, politics and the military.

One of her ghost-writing projects, a book about the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, was a New York Times bestseller. Her other book titles include a diet book, a business book about hedge-fund trading, PLAYGROUND POLITICS, THE CHALLENGING CHILD, THE FOUR-THIRDS SOLUTION and a memoir of Ronald Reagan. Her articles have also appeared in GQ, Us, Self, Seventeen, Women’s Sports and Glamour. She has served as tech editor on complex military procurement contract proposals.

In 2010-2011, she was a senior officer for Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. She created communications materials, including speeches, correspondence and presentations, in a dynamic, fast-paced Executive Office for high-level constituents, including board members, donors, grantees, corporate and political leaders. She also reviewed for content/​message continuity all incoming materials from the Communications department, including press releases, statements and op-eds. In 2011-2012, she was associate editor and social media strategist for FTC:WATCH, where she regularly broke news about developments in consumer-protection and antitrust law.

As an award-winning journalist at The Washington Post, Jacqueline had extensive writing and editing experience in religion and politics, non profits, finance and family issues. Her front-pages stories include the Sept. 11 attacks, Hurricane Gustav, the South Asia tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Her major bylines also include an investigative series about United Way malfeasance in the Washington D.C. area that resulted in a jail term for its former leader.

Jacqueline also generated two successful blogs while at the Post: God in Government, which focused on the intersection of religion in the public square, and Pope Watch, which chronicled Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the U.S. in 2008.

In other media, she tweeted regularly at FTC:WATCH, quadrupling the number of @​FTCWATCH's followers and posting on FTC:WATCH's Facebook page. At the Post, she initiated and hosted “Family Hour,” a one-hour weekly talk radio show on WTWP-FM. She also moderated a weekly online discussion, “Families…and so on” for Washington Post.com. In addition, Jacqueline has been featured on the online video series, “Faith Complex” on the Post’s popular On Faith site.

Jacqueline speaks frequently at national conferences on a wide range of issues, from working with the media to covering a major disaster.