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Yonit Levi

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Yonit Levi
יונית לוי
Born (1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 46)
Jerusalem, Israel
Alma materHebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University
Occupation(s)news anchor, television presenter, journalist
Years active1996–present
EmployerHevrat HaHadashot

Yonit Levi (Hebrew: יונית לוי; born 12 July 1977) is an Israeli news anchor, television presenter, podcaster, and journalist.


Yonit Levi was born in the French Hill Jerusalem, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her father, Yoram, was born in the USSR, and her mother, Neomi, was born in Romania. She lived with her parents in Chicago for a few years, where she attended Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School.

In October 2011, she married Ido Rosenblum, an Israeli screenwriter, director and actor. The wedding was in Tel Aviv. Their first child was born in November 2013 at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba. Their second child was born in December 2015. In 2018, they had another child.

Media career[edit]

Levi is the chief news anchor of the flagship bulletin on Keshet 12. After finishing her army service as foreign news editor for the Army Radio (Galei Tzahal, IDF Radio), Levi joined Israel Television News Company in 1998. In 2002, the former anchors Ya'akov Eilon and Miki Haimovich moved to Channel 10, and at age 25, Levi was chosen as the anchor of Channel 2's prime time news program.[1] A few years later, when her co-anchor resigned, she became the first woman in Israel to be appointed the sole anchor position of a prime-time newscast on a commercial channel. She has also served as the channel's field reporter for such international stories as the Japan tsunami disaster, the U.S. elections and wars in Gaza. Under Levi, the prime time news on Channel 2 remained the most watched Israeli daily program.

In January 2008, Levi conducted an interview with U.S. President George W. Bush at the White House.[2] In July 2010, Levi interviewed U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.[3][4]

In 2015, Levi gave a rare interview to American journalist Charlie Rose of PBS, expressing personal opinions on Israeli current events.[5]

Since December 2021 Levi has been a cohost of the podcast “Unholy: Two Jews on the News” with The Guardian journalist Jonathan Freedland.[6]

Levi interviewing U.S. President Joe Biden

In 2022, Levi conducted an interview with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hello Yonit Levy
  2. ^ "January 6, 2008 Interview of the President by Yonit Levi, Channel 2 News". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved 24 June 2010 – via National Archives.
  3. ^ "Interview of the President by Yonit Levi, Israeli TV (Transcript)". whitehouse.gov. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010 – via National Archives.
  4. ^ "Interview of the President by Yonit Levi of Israeli TV (Video)". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved 21 July 2010 – via National Archives.
  5. ^ "Yonit Levi - Charlie Rose". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Krieger, Candice. "A word in your ear about our favourite Jewish podcasts". www.jewishnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  7. ^ Kingsley, Patrick; Kershner, Isabel; Baker, Peter (July 14, 2022). "Israel urges the U.S. to put pressure on Iran". The New York Times.

External links[edit]

Media related to Yonit Levi at Wikimedia Commons