Ron Kampeas is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), "responsible for coordinating coverage in the U.S. capital and analyzing political developments that affect the Jewish world."
In 1992 Kampeas joined The Associated Press in Jerusalem. For over ten years, he worked at AP "in its bureaus in Jerusalem, New York, London and, most recently, Washington." While living in Israel, he also worked for The Jerusalem Post, which still publishes his work originating with the JTA, and for "several Jewish organizations."
He served as the Human Rights Coordinator for the News Media Guild. In Washington, he wrote articles about "discrimination in the U.S. government and military, and he "was also a shop steward for two years": "'I've always had a keen interest in diversity issues, and believe they are a crucial part of the Guild's mandate,'" he was quoted as stating in August 2003. Other places from which he has reported include: Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and West Africa.
Kampeas covers news pertaining to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the peace process relating to it, and he has spoken publicly about this subject in educational programs sponsored jointly by organizations like The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development, at The Palestine Center.
Kampeas was born and raised in Montreal. He is married to Doina Chiacu, who is also a former AP staff member, and they have two children. He has two homes, one in Washington, D.C. and an apartment in East Talpiot, a settlement in East Jerusalem.
- "Ron Kampeas", official staff biography featured on the website of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, accessed March 26, 2007.
- , WiReport: A Publication of the News Media Guild Local 31222, The Newspaper Guild, CWA, AFL-CIO, CLC August 2003, accessed March 27, 2007.
- "Human Rights", News Media Guild: The Union for the Information Age, The Newspaper Guild, 2003, accessed March 26, 2007.
- "Politics and Perceptions of Peace: A Palestinian and Israeli Perspective": Summary of a Lecture by Journalists Said Arikat and Ron Kampeas, presented on June 14, 2005 at The Palestine Center summer educational program for interns sponsored by The Jerusalem Fund, For the Record, No. 228 (2nd of 4 in Series), 26 July 2005, accessed March 26, 2007.
- Ron Kampeas, Growth and narratives, natural and unnatural, June 2, 2009
- Articles by Ron Kampeas archived by FindArticles.com. Accessed March 26, 2007.
- Articles by Ron Kampeas archived by JTA: Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Accessed March 26, 2007.
- Authors: Ron Kampeas. Articles by Ron Kampeas archived in the New Jersey Jewish Standard. Accessed March 26, 2007.
- Documents. Two articles by Ron Kampeas recommended by Campus Watch. Accessed March 26, 2007.
- "'Brain drain' Continues with AP Departures". WiReport: A Publication of the News Media Guild Local 31222, The Newspaper Guild, CWA, AFL-CIO, CLC August 2003. Accessed March 27, 2007.
- Essing, David and Ron Kampeas. "JTA: The View from JTA: Washington". Windows Media Player audio interview of Kampeas conducted by Essing on IsraCast. Online posting. IsraCast: A Multimedia Broadcast and Distribution Network. Broadcast April 16, 2004. Accessed March 26, 2007.
- Kampeas, Ron. "Groups Fear Quagmire in Iraq Undermines the Resolve on Iran". Jewish Telegraphic Agency March 1, 2007. The Jewish Exponent March 22, 2007. Accessed March 26, 2007.
- –––, and Said Arikat. "Politics and Perceptions of Peace: A Palestinian and Israeli Perspective". Summary of a Lecture by Journalists Said Arikat and Ron Kampeas presented on June 14, 2005. The Palestine Center of The Jerusalem Fund. For the Record No. 228 (2nd of 4 in Series), 26 July 2005. Accessed March 26, 2007
- Recent articles by Ron Kampeas archived in The Jewish Press. 2004-2007. Accessed March 26, 2007.
- "Ron Kampeas" Official staff biography featured on the website of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
- "Capitol Currents: McNulty, What Were You Thinking?" Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Blogs/Opinion. Ron Kampeas's JTA blog. Updated April 17, 2007. Accessed April 17, 2007.