|The New York Times, the New York Post, Retro Report|
|Children||Maggie, Zach and Emma Haberman|
Early life and education
Haberman was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. He 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, first in Georgia, then in Germany.
Haberman began his association with The New York Times as a copy boy in 1964 and then as City College of New York correspondent. He then worked at the New York Post, returning to the Times in 1977. His assignments 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. Over the years, 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. In 2014 he began writing an online series for the Times called Retro Report, linked with video documentaries exploring the long-term consequences of major news stories from the past. In 2017 he joined the Times editorial board.
He is the editor and writer of "The Times of the Seventies: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade," published in 2013 by Black Dog & Leventhal. In 2015 he was inducted into the New York Press Club's Hall of Fame.
Haberman serves as a professor at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College teaching an honors seminar course on New York City.
Haberman is married to Kathleen Jones, former director of special projects at Human Rights First and former associate publisher of The New York Review of Books, and has three children — Maggie Haberman, White House correspondent for The New York Times; Zach Haberman, lead breaking news editor for NBC News; and Emma Haberman, special events manager at World Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C.; and five grandchildren: Max, Miri and Dashiell Gregorian, and Eve and Celia Haberman.
- Haaratz: "'A New York Times Reporter in Israel Is Invariably Called an anti-Semite or Self-hating Jew'" by Chemi Shalev January 16, 2014
- Haberman, Clyde (2011-04-08). "One Last Attempt to Explain New York City". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
- Haberman, Clyde (2011-05-09). "After Kushner Stumble, CUNY Tries to Dust Itself Off". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
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