Janine Zacharia Biography
Janine Sherri Zacharia is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Communication at Stanford University as well as a cable news and radio programs Middle East analyst on MSNBC, CNN among others. She is a former Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent for the Washington Post. She also worked as chief diplomatic correspondent for Bloomberg News, Washington bureau chief for the Jerusalem Post, and Jerusalem correspondent for Reuters.
Janine Zacharia Age
Janine is 49 years old, she was born in December 1973 in Long Island, New York.
Janine Zacharia Education
She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Literary Studies from Middlebury College. She also received a Knight Journalism Fellowship from Stanford University.
Janine Zacharia Jewish – Religion
Janine is Jewish. At one point she was an author at Jewish Journal.
Janine Zacharia Family
She is the daughter of Debra S. Zacharia and Richard S. Zacharia of Melville, N.Y. Her father, Richard is a vice president of the Granada Sales Corporation in New York, a maker of women’s loungewear.
Janine Zacharia Husband – Partner
Janine is married her husband Jeremy Bailenson in December 2010. Jeremy is a founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. He studies the psychology of Virtual and Augmented Reality, in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. His lab builds and studies systems that allow people to meet in virtual space, and explores the changes in the nature of social interaction.
His lab’s research has exhibited publicly at museums and aquariums, including a permanent installation at the San Jose Tech Museum. He has also produced or directed six Virtual Reality documentary experiences which were official selections at the Tribeca Film Festival.
He is a Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment.
He has published more than 200 academic papers, spanning the fields of communication, computer science, education, environmental science, law, linguistics, marketing, medicine, political science, and psychology. He is also the author ‘Infinite Reality’ and ‘Experience on Demand.’
In addition, he has written opinion pieces for Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, PBS NewsHour, Wired, National Geographic, Slate, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Janine Zacharia Foreign Affair Analyst
Zacharia is a foreign affair analyst for cable news and radio programs including MSNBC, CNN among others. She is also a regular columnist about foreign affairs for the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com and other news outlets.
Her career reporting on foreign affairs spanned nearly two decades from the aftermath of the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993 through the Arab Spring that erupted in 2011. She is a former Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent for the Washington Post from December 2009 through April 2011. During her tenure, she reported idely throughout the Middle East beyond Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including assignments in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey. She reported on the uprisings in Egypt and Bahrain as they began in early 2011.
She was chief diplomatic correspondent for Bloomberg News based in Washington from 2005-2009 and during the period, she traveled to more than 40 countries with then U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other senior administration and military officials.
Her earlier career included five years as Washington bureau chief for the Jerusalem Post, and five years in Jerusalem working for various news outlets including the Reuters news agency. She was a regular contributor to the New Republic as well as a regular panelist on Gwen Ifill’s Friday evening roundtable, Washington Week in Review.
Janine Zacharia Stanford University
Janine is a Carlos Kelly McClatchy Lecturer in the Department of Communication at Stanford University, where she teaches news reporting and writing fundamentals and foreign correspondence. She received Stanford’s 2020-21 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Humanities and Sciences.