|Education||B.A. George Washington University|
|Alma mater||Sophia University|
|Known for||CNN political analyst|
|Parent(s)||Sharon and Michael Rogin|
|Family||Max Weinberg (father-in-law)|
Jay Weinberg (brother-in-law)
Born to a Jewish family, Rogin was raised in metro Philadelphia. He graduated with a B.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. 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, and Congressional Quarterly. He was a frequent commentator on the major news channels including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, NPR, and PBS. He is currently a political analyst at CNN and foreign policy and national security for Bloomberg View.
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. 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.
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." Invitees had all previously agreed that they would not record or report on speakers' remarks without permission. Rogin posted an article on The Daily Beast which forced Kerry to issue a letter of apology to Jewish and Israeli leaders. Rogin defended his actions stating that he was not in attendance at the meeting; and that he received the information from a recording. He later admitted that he made the recording himself.
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. The couple lives in Washington D.C. Rogin speaks conversational Japanese.
- Byers, Dylan, Politico: "John Kerry's private remarks allegedly taped by Daily Beast reporter" April 28, 2014
- Washington Life: "Society Weddings: Ali Weinberg and Josh Rogin" by John Arundel April 18, 2016
- Foreign Policy: "Josh Rogin" retrieved November 4, 2017
- CNN: "Josh Rogin" retrieved November 4, 2017
- Byers, Dylan, Politico: "Josh Rogin, repeat offender" April 29, 2014
- The Daily Beast: "Damn Right I Taped Kerry’s ‘Apartheid’ Talk - And if I had to do it all over again, I’d do it in the exact same way" by Josh Rogin May 2, 2014