Joyce Wadler is a New York City humorist and journalist who wrote the award-winning “I Was Misinformed” column for The New York Times and was for 15 years a Times staff reporter.
Before joining the Times, Wadler was a newspaper and magazine feature writer, crime reporter and author. She was the first woman to be the New York correspondent for The Washington Post, a contributing editor for New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, a staff writer at People Magazine and The Daily News Magazine and a reporter at Dorothy Schiff’s New York Post. Her books include her memoir, “My Breast,” which the London Sunday Times praised as a darkly funny book about breast cancer and which she later adapted as a CBS television movie and "Cured: One Woman's Ovarian Cancer Story". She is also the author of “Liaison,” the true story of the French civil servant and the Chinese opera singer which inspired the play “M. Butterfly.”
She holds the 2018 National Society of Newspaper Columnists First Place Award for Humor and the 2018 Silurian Award for Commentary/ Editorial, The New York Press Club Award for Humor, Columbia University’s Mike Berger Award for feature writing, the Deadline Club Award for Best Feature Reporting in Magazines and The New York Newspaper Publishers Association Award for column writing.