The New York Times’ Dealbook has hired Ephrat Livni to cover politics, policy and law from the paper’s Washington bureau.
Livni was a senior law and politics reporter at Quartz, most notably covering the Supreme Court and impeachment proceedings. She also contributed culture, science, and technology stories from 2016 to 2020.
As a public defender, Livni represented indigent clients in the Palm Beach County jail overlooking Trump’s $44 million golf course. She was a document review attorney at Google, served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, was a French interpreter at Human Rights First, taught English in Japan, did a stint as a street artist, and wrote for ABC News and The Jerusalem Report.
Livni has a BS in journalism from Boston University, an MA in Islamic Studies from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor from City University of New York law school.