About Events Virtual Batten Hour: “What’s Next for Congress?” with Molly Ball Virtual Batten Hour: “What’s Next for Congress?” with Molly Ball NOV 9, 2020 12:00 PM Online via Zoom Register Hosted by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, please join us for Virtual Batten Hour, featuring Molly Ball. Ball is the National Political Correspondent for TIME and author of a new book on Nancy Pelosi (Pelosi). Ball covers campaigns, the White House, political personalities and policy debates across America. She is also a political analyst for CNN and frequent television and radio commentator. Molly Ball Molly Ball is the National Political Correspondent for TIME and a frequent television and radio commentator. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Pelosi, a biography of the first woman Speaker of the House. Prior to joining TIME, Ball covered U.S. politics for The Atlantic, Politico and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She has received numerous awards for her political coverage, including the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency, the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting and the Washington Women in Journalism Outstanding Print Journalist award. Ball is a graduate of Yale University. In 2007, she won $100,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. She grew up in Idaho and Colorado and lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and three children.