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Jodi RudorenEditor-in-Chief

Jodi Rudoren became editor-in-chief of the Forward in 2019 after more than two decades at The New York Times, including a stint as Jerusalem bureau chief.

Under her leadership, journalists at the Forward have won record numbers of Rockower Awards from the American Jewish Press Association, as well as prizes from New York’s Deadline Club, L.A.’s Press Club, the Religion News Association and the Society for Features Journalism. Jodi herself won the RNA’s top commentary award in 2022 and was a Deadline Club finalist for her weekly column, “Looking Forward.”

Jodi is a contributor to the anthology, Jewish Priorities: Sixty-five proposals for the future of our people, and a sought-after public speaker. During the Israel-Hamas war, she has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer” show, among others.

At The Times, Jodi pioneered the masthead role of Associate Managing Editor for Audience, served on the 2020 committee designing the newsroom of the future, and won an Emmy Award as executive producer of the multimedia series “One in 8 Million.”

She grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and graduated cum laude in 1992 from Yale University, where she was managing editor of The Yale Daily News. She and her husband, Gary, combined their surnames in 2006 and live in Montclair, N.J., with their teenaged twins. She is on the board of The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom doing groundbreaking investigative work on gender.

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