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Joyce Vance Named Co-Host for the Cafe Insider Podcast

Vox Media and Cafe announced today that Joyce Vance, Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law and former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, will be joining the Cafe Insider podcast as co-host with Preet Bharara, beginning Tuesday, April 20, to break down the latest politically charged legal issues facing the nation. Cafe Insider is the weekly podcast included as part of Cafe’s membership program, which offers bonus material from Stay Tuned with Preet, audio notes from contributors, a weekly newsletter featuring a note from Preet, and more.

“I am overjoyed to welcome my friend and former colleague Joyce Vance to be my co-host on the Cafe Insider podcast,” said Cafe co-founder, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and New York Times bestselling author Preet Bharara. “Joyce has been one of the clearest and smartest legal voices in the country, and I couldn’t imagine anyone better to fill Anne Milgram’s large shoes.”

Vance, who has been a frequent guest on both on Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara and Insider and writes a regular column for Cafe Insider subscribers, “Note From Joyce,” will replace Anne Milgram, former New Jersey Attorney General, who was recently nominated by President Biden for Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration at the Department of Justice.

“I’m looking forward to having time every week to think through important issues with Preet and share our views with listeners,” said Vance. “If we’ve learned anything from the last four years, it’s the importance of staying engaged on issues at the intersection of law and politics.”

Vance was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from August 2009 through January 2017. She was appointed by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Before that, she had served in the U.S. Attorney’s office since 1991 as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal and Appellate Divisions, and later as its senior litigation counsel and Appellate Chief.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Vance worked as a litigator in private practice, first with Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin and Kahn in Washington, D.C. and then with Bradley, Arant (now Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings) in Birmingham. Vance is a 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a 1982 graduate of Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine.

Vance is a frequent contributor for NBC and MSNBC and writes on topics of legal interest for The Washington Post, MSNBC Daily and Time Magazine. She is married to Alabama Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance, Jr. They have four children, three dogs, four cats and ten chickens.

Cafe Insider is part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

About Cafe

Cafe creates premium content filtered through the lens of the law. Cafe’s mission is to better inform the public about the most critical issues of our time by exploring how law and justice intersect with politics, national security, technology and beyond. Its free and paid offerings include podcasts, columns and events hosted and written by the foremost experts in their fields. The company was founded by Vinit Bharara (co-founder of Diapers.com and founder of Some Spider Studios) and Preet Bharara (former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York).

About Vox Media Podcast Network

Named by Adweek as 2020’s “Podcast Network of the Year,” Vox Media Podcast Network has over 200 active shows featuring industry-leading editorial voices and storytellers from Vox Media’s networks and beyond. From daily news and tech, to culture and sports, and from talk and interview shows to news and rich narrative storytelling, the Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically-diverse collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the Vox Media Podcast Network here.