«Class of 2009

Janine Zacharia

diplomatic correspondent, Bloomberg News, Washington

Zacharia was born in New Hyde Park, New York and received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. In 1995, she became a correspondent for the Jerusalem Report in Israel, covering Yitzhak Rabin’s 1995 assassination and Israeli elections. She became a news-wire reporter for Reuters in Jerusalem in 1998. She moved to Washington in 1999 to serve as the bureau chief of the Jerusalem Post. She reported on a series of Middle East summits starting with the Shepherdstown, West Virginia Syrian-Israeli peace talks in 2000. She also regularly wrote for The New Republic during this time and was a cable news analyst. Bloomberg News hired her as its diplomatic correspondent in 2005. Over the past several years, she has reported on U.S. diplomacy abroad and traveled to more than 40 countries with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other senior administration officials. In October 2007, she accompanied Benazir Bhutto on her return to Pakistan where militants killed 140 of her supporters during an attack on the former prime minister.

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