Krystal Marie Ball is a co-host on msnbc’s ensemble show “The Cycle.” She’s also a political writer, former congressional candidate and CPA. Her writing has appeared in publications such as US News and World Report, the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, and Politico. She has been a featured speaker at Columbia, Princeton, and George Washington University; and a guest lecturer at the New School in New York City. Krystal is a Contributing Writer for the Truman Doctrine, a national security oriented blog run by the Truman National Security Project. Truman recently awarded Krystal the “Dewey Defeats Truman” award for excellence in media.