Jeffrey Goldberg is the Washington correspondent of The New Yorker. Until recently, he served as the magazine's Middle East correspondent. Before joining The New Yorker in 2000, Goldberg covered the Middle East and Africa for The New York Times Magazine. Goldberg is the 2003 winner of the National Magazine Award for reporting, for his coverage of terrorism. He is also the winner of the Overseas Press Club Award for best human rights reporting, for his writing on the crimes of Saddam Hussein, as well as the winner of the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism, and the Outstanding International Investigative Reporting Award from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He is also the recipient of the ADL Daniel Pearl Prize in Journalism.
For several years, he has covered the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, reporting from such places as Pakistan, Afghanistan (in 1999, he lived for a month in a Taliban madrasa, or religious seminary), Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Iraq, the Gaza Strip and Upper Egypt. He has interviewed the leaders of Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, and the Taliban.
Goldberg began his career at The Washington Post. He is a former contributing editor at New York magazine, for which he covered the Mafia; he also served as the New York bureau chief of The Forward, and he has written for The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Republic, and The Jerusalem Post. He served as the 2001 Marie Syrkin Fellow in Letters at the Jerusalem Foundation, and was recently appointed Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington, D.C. He frequently appears on PBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR news shows.
He is also a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces. His forthcoming book, Prisoners, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf, is a memoir of his time in the Israeli Army. A native New Yorker, he currently lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Pamela, and their three children.