Yonit Levi

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Yonit Levi

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

Biography[edit]

Yonit Levi was born in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel and lived for a few years in Chicago, where she attended Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. She married Ido Rosenblum, a screenwriter, director and actor in Tel Aviv in October 2011. Their first child was born on November 2013 at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba. Their second child was born in December 2015.

Media career[edit]

Yonit Levi is the chief news anchor of the Israeli commercial Channel 2 prime time news program. After concluding her army service as the Foreign News Editor for Galey Tzahal (IDF Radio), Levi joined Channel 2 News 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 the channel'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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hello Yonit Levy
  2. ^ "January 6, 2008 Interview of the President by Yonit Levi, Channel 2 News". The White House Archives (http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov). Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Interview of the President by Yonit Levi, Israeli TV (Transcript)". The White House. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Interview of the President by Yonit Levi of Israeli TV (Video)". The White House. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 

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