Josh Rogin

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Josh Rogin
EducationB.A. George Washington University
Alma materSophia University
Known forCNN political analyst
Spouse(s)Ali Weinberg
Parent(s)Sharon and Michael Rogin
FamilyMax Weinberg (father-in-law)
Jay Weinberg (brother-in-law)

Josh Rogin is an American journalist who serves as a political analyst for The Washington Post, CNN and foreign policy and national security for Bloomberg View.


Born to a Jewish family,[1][2] Rogin was raised in metro Philadelphia.[3] He graduated with a B.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.[4] After graduation, he worked as a journalist covering foreign policy and national security for Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Federal Computer Week, Asahi Shimbun of Japan,[4] and Congressional Quarterly.[2] He was a frequent commentator on the major news channels including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, NPR, and PBS.[4] He is currently a political analyst at CNN and foreign policy and national security for Bloomberg View.[4]

Rogin was a 2008-2009 National Press Foundation's Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow and a 2009 military reporting fellow with the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism.[3] In 2011, Rogin was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the 2011 recipient of the Interaction Award for Excellence in International Reporting.[4]


Rogin was accused of sneaking into a private meeting and recording private statements made by Secretary of State John Kerry who posited that Israel could become an "apartheid state."[5][1] Invitees had all previously agreed that they would not record or report on speakers' remarks without permission.[5][1] Rogin posted an article on The Daily Beast which forced Kerry to issue a letter of apology to Jewish and Israeli leaders.[5][1] Rogin defended his actions stating that he was not in attendance at the meeting; and that he received the information from a recording.[5][1] He later admitted that he made the recording himself.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In 2016, he married fellow journalist Ali Weinberg (daughter of Max Weinberg and sister of Jay Weinberg) in a Jewish ceremony in Washington D.C.[2] The couple lives in Washington D.C.[4] Rogin speaks conversational Japanese.[3]