Naomi Zeveloff is the Middle East correspondent for the Forward, covering Israel, the Palestinian Territories and beyond. She was formerly the Forward's deputy culture editor and editor of the Sisterhood blog on women's issues. Previous to that she worked as a reporter at alternative newsweeklies and news sites in Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Denver and Dallas.
Naomi has written widely about culture, religion and politics. Her profile of a Newtown mother after the Sandy Hook shooting was awarded a 2013 feature writing prize from the Newswomen's Club of New York. Her project on the "world's strongest girl," a 10-year-old Orthodox Jewish weight lifter from New Jersey, was given a second place award for best multimedia package from the City University of New York. She has written about Mormon culture wars for Salon.com and The Daily Beast. She edited the ebook "Transgender and Jewish," a compilation of reported stories and personal essays about transgender inclusion in mainstream Jewish life.
Naomi received a Master of Arts degree in political journalism from Columbia University in 2011; her story on the city of Ramallah in the Palestinian West Bank was awarded the program's top thesis prize and was published in Guernica Magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College. She grew up in Ogden, Utah.