Keren Blankfeld is a long-form journalist with a special interest in investigative narrative nonfiction. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Reuters, The Toronto Star and others. She’s now at work on a book for Little, Brown and Company. Keren teaches reporting and writing at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has also taught at the New York University’s Graduate School.
Keren started out her journalism career in 2005 reporting on a sewage facility in Rahway, New Jersey. Since then, she has written about billionaires, refugees and Holocaust survivors. Her 2019 New York Times feature “Lovers in Auschwitz” was translated to more than 15 languages and received The Silurians Press Club Merit Award for Feature Writing.
In 2008, Keren joined Forbes Magazine where she served as a staff writer and editor. She has been a guest on CNN, BBC World News and E! Entertainment. In 2013 Keren served as a creative executive at New Regency Productions, where she worked with screenwriters and playwrights to develop material for movies and TV shows.
Keren 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 São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Houston, TX at age 12. She now lives in New York with her husband and two sons.