Jodi Rudoren


The Forward

Jodi Rudoren became Editor-in-Chief of The Forward, the nation's oldest independent Jewish news organization, in September after more than two decades as a reporter and editor at The New York Times. She is helping lead a transformation of the storied 123-year-old institution, a nonprofit that went digital-only earlier this year, 


At The Times, Jodi served as Jerusalem bureau chief from 2012 through 2015, covering two Israeli elections, two wars in Gaza, the failed Kerry peace talks, the fallout from the Iran nuclear deal, and numerous terror attacks. She previous covered the 2004 American presidential campaign, and served as Chicago bureau chief, education correspondent and education editor, and deputy on both the Metropolitan and International desks, before joining the masthead as Associate Managing Editor for Audience Strategy. 


A longtime digital innovator, Jodi was executive producer of the multimedia series "One in 8 Million," which won's first Emmy Award, in 2009, and served on the 2020 committee about the newsroom of the future. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom doing groundbreaking investigative work on issues that affect women. 


Jodi grew up in Newton, Mass., and graduated cum laude in 1992 from Yale University, where she was Managing Editor of The Yale Daily News. She and he husband, Gary, combined their surnames in 2006 and live in Montclair, NJ, with their twins, who just turned 12.  

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