Clyde Haberman (born 1945) is an American journalist who was a longtime columnist and correspondent for The New York Times. He worked for the Times from 1977-2013.
Haberman's assignments at the Times included staff editor of the Week in Review section; Metro reporter; City Hall bureau chief; and, from 1982 to 1995, foreign correspondent in Tokyo, Rome and Jerusalem. He covered such major events as the Attica prison rebellion in 1971, the fall of Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines in 1986, South Korea's pro-democracy uprising in 1987, the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and 1991 Persian Gulf War, the 1993 Oslo accords between Israel and the Palestinians, the rise of Islamic terrorism in the Middle East and the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in 2001.
He wrote "NYC", a twice-a-week column on New York, from 1995 to 2011. In 2009 he was part of a Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, awarded for coverage of the prostitution scandal that led to Eliot Spitzer's resignation as New York governor. In his April 8, 2011, column, entitled "One Last Attempt to Explain New York City", he announced that it would be his last "NYC" column. In May, 2011, he began writing a column called "The Day" for The New York Times online "City Room" blog. That column ended in January 2013, and he began a new series of interviews for the Times.
Haberman is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science (1962) and City College of New York (1966). He was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1968, serving two years in Germany. He is married with three children — Maggie Haberman, a political commentator for Politico and CNN, Zach Haberman, deputy managing editor/digital at The Daily News in New York, and Emma Haberman, an events manager at the New School in New York, and three grandchildren, Max, Miri and Dashiell Gregorian.