Katherine Eban

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Katherine Eban
Katherine Eban Finkelstein

1966 or 1967 (age 57–58)[1]
Occupation(s)Journalist, author
SpouseB. Kenneth Levenson II
Parent(s)Elinor Fuchs
Michael O. Finkelstein

Katherine Eban (born 1966/1967) is an American investigative journalist and author. Her work has focused on public health and homeland security issues. She is a contributor at Fortune magazine and Vanity Fair and writes for a variety of other national magazines.[2][3][4][5]


Eban is the daughter of Elinor (née Fuchs) and Michael O. Finkelstein.[1] Her father is a corporate lawyer and her mother a professor at the Yale School of Drama.[1] She holds degrees from Brown University, University of East Anglia, and an MPhil in English Literature from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She is an Andrew Carnegie fellow.[3]

Eban has written two books. Dangerous Doses: How Counterfeiters are Contaminating America's Drug Supply was one of the best books of 2005 according to Kirkus Reviews. In 2019, she published Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.[6] She has received grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support her books.[7] Bottle of Lies won the Cornelius Ryan Award from the Overseas Press Club of America.[8]

The 2019 film The Report is partly inspired by Eban's "Rorschach and Awe" article in Vanity Fair.[9][10]

In 2002, she married B. Kenneth Levenson II in a Jewish ceremony at the Angel Orensanz Center in Manhattan.[1]



  • Dangerous Doses: How Counterfeiters Are Contaminating America's Drug Supply. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt. 2005.
  • Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom. New York: Ecco. 2019.

Essays and reporting[edit]

  • Eban, Katherine (July–August 2021). "Viral inflection". Vanity Fair. Vol. 730. Additional reporting by Lili Pike; research assistance from Stan Friedman. pp. 92–97, 126–131.


  1. ^ a b c d "Weddings: Katherine Finkelstein, B. Kenneth Levenson II". The New York Times. April 21, 2002. The bride, 35, will be known as Katherine Eban.
  2. ^ "Katherine Eban". TEDMED. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Katherine Eban Profile". The Rhodes Project. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "Sundance Author Series – Katherine Eban". Sundance Mountain Resort. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  5. ^ Eban, Katherine (April 24, 2020). ""Really Want to Flood NY and NJ": Internal Documents Reveal Team Trump's Chloroquine Master Plan". Vanity Fair. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  6. ^ "Biography of Katherine Eban for Appearances, Speaking Engagements". www.allamericanspeakers.com. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Katherine Eban Finkelstein". sloan.org. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "14 The Cornelius Ryan Award 2019". opcofamerica.org. April 22, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  9. ^ Eban, Katherine (July 17, 2007). "Rorschach and Awe". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  10. ^ Olsen, Mark (January 29, 2019). "Sundance drama 'The Report' dramatizes Senate battle over post-9/11 torture". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 25, 2020.

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