Ethan Bronner

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Ethan Samuel Bronner
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Born 1954
Status Married
Occupation Journalist, essayist, author
Notable credit(s) The New York Times
The Boston Globe
Spouse(s) Naomi Kehati
Children Two
Awards Pulitzer Prize

Ethan Bronner (born 1954) is a managing editor for international news at Bloomberg following 17 years at The New York Times, most recently as deputy national editor after a stint as its national legal affairs correspondent. In his current Bloomberg post he oversees investigative and analytic articles dealing with international affairs. From 2008 to 2012 he was The Times' Jerusalem bureau chief, following four years as its deputy foreign editor. Bronner also served as assistant editorial page editor of the Times, and before that worked in the paper's investigative unit, focusing on the September 11 attacks. A series of articles on al Qaeda that Bronner helped edit during that time was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism.

He was the paper's education editor from 1999 to 2001 and its national education correspondent from 1997 to 1999.

Bronner, a graduate of Wesleyan University's College of Letters and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, began his journalistic career at Reuters in 1980, reporting from London, Madrid, Brussels and Jerusalem.

He worked for The Boston Globe from 1985 until 1997, where he started on general assignment and urban affairs. He went on to be the paper's Supreme Court and legal affairs correspondent in Washington, D.C. and then its Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem.

Bronner is the author of Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America (Norton, 1989), which was chosen by The New York Public Library as one of the 25 best books of 1989.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


In February 2010, Times executive editor Bill Keller confirmed that Bronner's then 20-year-old son had joined the Israel Defense Forces. Bronner said that "either you are the kind of person whose intellectual independence and journalistic integrity can be trusted to do the work we do at the Times, or you are not." Times ombudsman Clark Hoyt wrote that Bronner "has done nothing wrong," but, citing perception issues, called for the Times to "find him a plum assignment somewhere else, at least for the duration of his son's service in the I.D.F." The Times declined to do so.[7] In March 2011, Bronner's son completed his service, and moved back to New York to work with children with special needs and attend college.


Bronner and his wife Naomi, a psychologist, live in New York. They have two sons, Eli and Gabriel.


  • Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1989. ISBN 0-393-02690-6


  1. ^ Friday, January 8, 2010 (2010-01-08). "Ethan Bronner, the New York Times' Jerusalem bureau chief, will discuss covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on February 3, 2010". Vassar College. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Wesleyan University Alumni Trustee Elections web page". Wesleyan University. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  3. ^ Bronner, Ethan. "Ethan Bronner". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  4. ^ Fresh Air from WHYY (January 27, 2009). "'Times' Journalist Ethan Bronner On Gaza Conflict". NPR. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  5. ^ "Charlie Rose". February 4, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  6. ^ "Charlie Rose". July 24, 2008. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  7. ^ Hoyt, Clark (2010-02-07). "Too Close to Home". The New York Times. 

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