Alissa J. Rubin

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Alissa Johannsen Rubin is an American journalist who began covering the Middle East for The New York Times in 2007. Previously, she had been a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

In August 2007, Rubin was named deputy bureau chief in the Baghdad bureau of The New York Times. Currently, she is the paper's bureau chief in Paris.

Rubin won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 1992 writing about the reality versus politics of abortion in the 1990s.[1]

Rubin was seriously injured in a helicopter crash covering the war in northern Iraq on August 16, 2014. She suffered multiple fractures but was able to dictate a report of the accident. Others involved suffered fatal injuries.[2]


Rubin is married and resides in Paris, France.


  1. ^ "Alissa Rubin". The Alicia Patterson Foundation. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Alissa J. Rubin (August 16, 2014). "On a Helicopter, Going Down: Inside a Lethal Crash in Iraq". The New York Times. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 

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