Ashley Parker

Reporter, The Washington Post

Ashley Parker is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. She was part of The Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2018, for their coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  In 2019, Parker served as one of the moderators for the Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta, GA, hosted by The Washington Post and MSNBC.

Parker joined The Post in 2017, after 11 years at the New York Times, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns and Congress.

She is an NBC/MSNBC senior political analyst, and has also written for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Glamour, and Washingtonian, as well as other publications.

Parker graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, with a degree in both English and Communications, and lives in Washington, D.C.

M.A.D. Love

The Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein will be moderating the M.A.D. Love segment, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.


M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blend harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, reflecting both their cultural practice and their personal story of home. Led by Renae Morriseau, their music reflects their personal journeys and cultural world views held respectfully by each M’Girl living within the urban environment of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. M'Girl will be performing along with Sheila Maracle, the Toronto-based composer and singer for their song Eyes Wide Open.

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