Keren Blankfeld is a writer covering refugees and immigrants. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Reuters, The New York Daily News, The Jerusalem Post, The Toronto Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Scientific American. Keren has been a guest on CNN, BBC World News and E! Entertainment. She is an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at New York University’s Graduate School and has taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Keren formerly served as a deputy editor and staff writer at Forbes, where she covered billionaires.
Keren was previously a creative executive at New Regency Productions, where she worked with screenwriters to develop material for movies and TV shows. She earned a B.A. in International Relations and English from Tufts University and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.
The grandchild of four Holocaust survivors and Eastern European refugees, Keren was born in Brazil and immigrated to Houston, TX at age 12. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.