Janine Zacharia

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Janine Sherri Zacharia is an American journalist.


She is the daughter of Richard Zacharia, vice president of the Granada Sales Corporation in New York. She is married to Jeremy Bailenson, a Stanford University associate professor of communications.[1]


She graduated from Middlebury College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literary Studies[2] and is a native of Long Island, New York.[3]


She was appointed as the Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post in December 2009.[4] She previously worked as a reporter for Reuters in Israel, the Washington bureau chief for The Jerusalem Post for five years and a diplomatic reporter for Bloomberg News from 2005-2009. She also writes for The New Republic and makes regular appearances on MSNBC, CNN, and PBS's Washington Week. From December 2009 through April 2011, she was Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent for the Washington Post. During her time here, she covered the West Bank and Gaza Strip and has reported from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey.[2]

Honors and awards[edit]

Zacharia was awarded a Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University for the 2008-2009 academic year.[2]


  1. ^ "Janine Zacharia, Jeremy Bailenson: Weddings". The New York Times. December 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Janine Zacharia | Communication". Stanford University. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.janinezacharia.com/
  4. ^ "Zacharia named WaPo's Jerusalem bureau chief". Politico. December 8, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 

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