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WORK EXPERIENCE

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Correspondent | Sept. 2005 – present | Jerusalem, Israel

  • Report, write and edit breaking news and features from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza
    that appear in newspapers and websites around the world.
  • Deliver breaking on-air news reports for AP Radio and affiliates and on-screen reports and packages for AP’s online video network.
  • AP’s regional sports and entertainment correspondent.
  • Manage the newsdesk, direct coverage and file urgent news alerts to the global wire.
  • Selected as member of AP’s 2013 class of Future Leaders. Developed and presented a company wide career development plan that was endorsed by AP’s executive editor.
  • Was frequent contributor to ASAP (AP’s younger audience service).

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER HERZLIYA, Adjunct Professor | Oct. 2007 – Jan. 2016| Herzliya, Israel

  • Teach undergraduate introductory journalism and editing courses to international students at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications.
  • Developed and teach advanced journalism course that focuses on feature writing.

TRIANGLE INTERNET, Basketball Broadcaster | Nov. 2008 – Jun. 2013 | Haifa, Israel

  • Broadcast live weekly games of Maccabi Haifa in Israel’s top basketball league to a global audience.
    The games aired live on American television channels and on-demand on Triangle’s website.

SPORT 5 CHANNEL, Baseball Broadcaster | Apr. 2012 – Nov. 2012 | Herzliya, Israel

  • Broadcast live weekly Major League Baseball games on Israel’s primary sports channel.

OTTAWA CITIZEN, Staff Reporter | Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2005 | Ottawa, Ont., Canada

  • Reported and wrote news stories and long-form features for various sections of the largest newspaper
    in Canada’s capital.

MARKET NEWS INTERNATIONAL/FOREX NEWS, Reporter | Jan. 2004 – July 2004 | New York, NY

·   Broadcast on-camera updates on foreign exchange market news for international webcast.

NBC NEWS, Producer/On-line Correspondent/Desk Editor | Sept. 2000 – July 2003 | Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Produced broadcasts across Israel and the West Bank and segments for NBC, MSNBC and WNBC.
  • Wrote news stories and features for msnbc.com and delivered occasional live breaking news reports
    for MSNBC TV.
  • Managed and ran the assignment desk.

HAARETZ, Reporter/Sports Desk | Jan. 2002 – Nov. 2002 | Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Wrote local and foreign game stories and sports features, covering basketball, baseball, tennis,
    golf and extreme sports.
  • Covered the NBA beat during the 2001-2002 season.

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Researcher/Reporter | Sept. 2000 – July 2003 | Jerusalem, Israel

  • Reported on breaking news stories and assisted with news coverage and interviews on the
    assignment desk.

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | May 2004 | New York, NY
MS, Journalism
Awarded honors in core fall course, Reporting and Writing I, and in core spring course, Personal and Professional Style.

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY | Feb. 2001 | Tel Aviv, Israel
BA, Political Science and Economics

OSLO UNIVERSITY  | Aug. 1999 | Oslo, Norway
Completed graduate course in Media Studies

SKILLS

  • Basic radio and TV editing, basic video and photography, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, computer-assisted reporting.
  • Working familiarity with radio, multimedia and television equipment, including camera, sound and lighting.
  • Fluent in Hebrew, rudimentary Arabic.
  • Triple citizen: Hold American, Canadian and Israeli passports.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Play-by-play broadcaster of Israel Baseball League in its lone season of 2007.
  • News editor/reporter/columnist at Teza, Israel’s largest student newspaper. Covered local student news and founded the foreign news department.
  • Little league baseball coach and umpire. Manager of (and player on) adult softball teams.
  • Completed mandatory three-year service in the Israeli military (Oct. 1994 – Oct. 1997) and was reserve liaison officer to U.N. forces on the Lebanon and Syria borders until 2014 honorable discharge.