Caitlin McCormick


Caitlin grew up in a bed and breakfast, where she learned that good storytelling is a lot like good service: everyone just wants to be heard. She wrote about that experience in her college essay. It was published in the New York Times.

Caitlin went on to spend two whirlwind years at NBC News and MSNBC covering some of the biggest stories in recent history, like the 2018 midterms and the Mueller report. In 2020, she returned to her home state to convince Arizonans why an astronaut should become their next U.S. Senator. (Spoiler alert: Mark Kelly won.) Most recently at the ACLU, Caitlin used Instagram to explain why police abolition is actually about hope, and Twitter to illustrate how student debt is a racial justice issue. Wherever she goes, she likes to simplify big, complex ideas into streamlined messaging — especially when she can get it down to fewer than 150 words. Now at West Wing Writers, she does the same for brands with a story to tell.

Caitlin graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a Bachelor’s in labor history. She (famously) wrote the first article in the Columbia Political Review to ever feature a TikTok. Outside work, her fiction has earned the Peter S. Prescott Prize and the Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award. She lives on the Upper West Side, but has never been able to drop her West Coast cold brew habit. She still believes the best anecdotes come out over breakfast.