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Linda Gradstein


Travels from Jerusalem, Israel

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Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Media and Current Events


Linda Gradstein was the Israel correspondent for NPR for 20 years. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-1999 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.  She is currently the Middle East Bureau Chief of The Media Line, an American news agency.

Linda has covered important events in Israel and the territories, including the intifada, the mass immigration of Soviet immigrants to Israel, the return of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to Gaza, the rise of Hamas, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the Gulf war, and six elections.

Linda earned a bachelor's degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1985 and a master's degree in Arab Studies. She spent a year as a Rotary Fellow at the American University of Cairo. She speaks both Hebrew and Arabic.

She is married, and she says that her most important productions recently are her four children.

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