I am a print and broadcast journalist specializing in Israeli/Palestinian affairs, and regional Middle East issues as they pertain to business and economics, culture, art and U.S. foreign policy. I am a recipient of the Kiplinger Fellowship in Public Affairs Journalism (2017), specializing in digital tools, with a focus on social media, podcasting, mobile videography and virtual reality.
Since 2000, I have divided my time between the U.S. and the West Bank, covering a range of political, economic and cultural issues for print, TV and radio. I have had my work published in The Economist, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic and elsewhere, and my radio packages and commentary have aired on NPR, PRI's The World, the BBC and Monocle 24.
I am a fluent Arabic speaker, and have two Master's degrees: from Northwestern (Journalism) and Birzeit University (International Relations). I freelance for broadcast and print outlets in the U.S., the Levant and the Gulf. I'm available for assignments in news and production, as well as radio and TV commentary on regional events. I have been a regular guest on Monocle 24 and BBC Radio for several years.
Before moving back to the Holy Land in 2011, I was with Al Jazeera Arabic in Washington, D.C., for four years, producing its flagship current affairs talk show, "Min [From] Washington," which included setting up and conducting interviews with high-level politicians, community leaders and notable cultural icons. In the U.S., I also worked with local newspapers and wire services, and covered the 2016 and 2008 Democratic and Republican national conventions as well as the 2016 and 2009 presidential elections.