Chanan Tigay

Alum 2011

Chanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist, who has contributed to publications including Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, the Jerusalem Post, McSweeney’s and Agence France-Presse. Among other postings, he has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a correspondent in the Jerusalem bureau of Agence France-Presse; 9-11 and the church abuse scandals for AFP’s New York bureau; the anthrax attacks and Ground Zero recovery work for United Press International; and the United Nations for The Jerusalem Report magazine. Chanan has interviewed Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Joe Lieberman, in addition to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres. He won a Simon Rockower Award for reporting for a story he wrote on an Israeli team sneaking into New Orleans to take part in rescue and recovery during Hurricane Katrina. Chanan holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, and teaches in Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program.