Amy Chozick

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Amy Chozick
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Chozick at the 2018 Texas Book Festival
Born1979/1980 (age 43–44)
Alma materThe University of Texas at Austin
OccupationPolitical journalist
SpouseRobert Ennis

Amy Chozick (born 1979/1980[1]) is an American political reporter who works for the New York Times. She is the author of a memoir, Chasing Hillary, about covering Hillary Clinton, and co-wrote an adaptation of the book to television series, The Girls on the Bus.

Early life and education[edit]

Chozick grew up in a Jewish family[2] in San Antonio, Texas, where she began working in journalism writing for the San Antonio Express-News as part of a program offering school credit for working off campus.[3] She attended Tom C. Clark High School,[1] then the University of Texas at Austin, where she was originally a journalism major, but switched to English and Latin American studies after three weeks.[3]


Chozick began writing about Clinton in 2007, while working for The Wall Street Journal.[4] In 2008, she was a member of the traveling press of both Clinton and Barack Obama.[3] Previously, she worked in a number of different places, including Tokyo. After writing for the Journal for eight years, she joined the Times in 2011 to write about corporate media.[5] In 2013, she was promoted to the Times' political team, with a focus on Hillary Clinton and the Clinton family.[6] In 2016, she claimed that as a result of her reporting on Clinton, specifically on her allegedly clinching the Democratic nomination for president in June of that year, she had received death threats from supporters of Clinton's rival in this campaign, Bernie Sanders.[7]

She is the author of Chasing Hillary, a memoir about covering Clinton. With Julie Plec, Chozick adapted the book as a television series called The Girls on the Bus.[8]

In 2023, Chozick wrote a story extolling the transformation of Elizabeth Holmes, who was convicted for fraud in her role with Theranos, into a harmless suburban housewife. The piece was accompanied by glamorous photos of Holmes, including holding her two babies with a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Some media criticized Chozick for whitewashing a white collar criminal,[9][10] but others said the profile succeeded in capturing Holmes as a con artist.[11]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2014, Chozick lives in the Lower East Side of New York City with her Irish-born husband, Robert Ennis.[12] Chozick and Ennis have a son, born in 2018,[1] who she had put off having so she could cover Clinton's presidential campaign.[13][14]



  • Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, Harper, 2018, ISBN 978-0062413598



  1. ^ a b c Garcia, Gilbert (3 May 2018). "Q&A with Amy Chozick". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  2. ^ Conrad, Peter (April 29, 2018). "Chasing Hillary; Dear Madam President review – followers of a lost cause". The Guardian. eISSN 1756-3224. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Archived from the original on April 29, 2018. Although Chozick began life as "a nice Jewish girl from Texas"...
  3. ^ a b c Filipovic, Jill (22 June 2015). "Get That Life: How I Got the Hillary Clinton Beat at "The New York Times"". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  4. ^ Siddiqui, Sabrina (2018-04-29). "Hillary Clinton – my part in her downfall". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  5. ^ O'Shea, Chris (2013-07-02). "The New York Times' Amy Chozick Shifts to Politics". Adweek. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  6. ^ Tenore, Mallary Jean (2 July 2013). "Amy Chozick to join New York Times' political team". Poynter Institute. Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  7. ^ Singal, Jesse (7 June 2016). "The New York Times' Hillary Clinton Campaign Correspondent Says She's Being Threatened by Bernie Sanders Supporters". New York Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2022-02-17). "'The Girls On The Bus' Moves To HBO Max With Series Order For Drama From Julie Plec, Amy Chozick & Berlanti Prods". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  9. ^ "Everyone Who Knows What Elizabeth Holmes Did Wrong, Step Forward (Not So Fast, The New York Times) | Defector". 2023-05-08. Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  10. ^ Onion, Rebecca (2023-05-08). "I Cannot Get Over the Name of Elizabeth Holmes' Dog That She Claimed Was a Wolf". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  11. ^ "You don't need to worry about the New York Times making Elizabeth Holmes look good". The Independent. 2023-05-09. Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  12. ^ Chozick, Amy (2014-06-22). "My Lower East Side". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  13. ^ Chozick, Amy (2018-04-24). "I Put Off Having a Baby to Cover Hillary Clinton's Campaign—and I Don't Regret It". Glamour. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  14. ^ Tilove, Jonathan (May 21, 2018). "`For God's sake, she's just a nice Jewish girl from Texas.' How Hillary Clinton misunderestimated Amy Chozick". First Reading.

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