Reporting in a West Bank limestone quarry. Photo by Heidi Levine. 

Reporting in a West Bank limestone quarry. Photo by Heidi Levine. 

Naomi Zeveloff is a roving freelance journalist, primarily covering Israel and the Palestinian Territories. She was previously the Middle East correspondent for the Forward and also served as the Forward's deputy culture editor and editor of the Sisterhood blog on women's issues. Prior 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 2016 story revisiting the Israeli and Palestinian child stars of a Canadian documentary series won a Sigma Delta Chi award for non-deadline reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. 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 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.