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NY Times’ Dealbook hires Livni to cover politics, law from DC

September 14, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Ephrat Livni

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.

Her writing has also appeared in Forge, OneZero, and Lion’s Roar.

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.

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