Keren Blankfeld is a freelance journalist currently at work on a book for HarperCollins. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Reuters, The New York Daily News, The Jerusalem PostThe Toronto Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Scientific American. Her New York Times feature “Lovers in Auschwitz” received The Silurians Press Club Merit Award for Feature Writing.

Keren teaches reporting and writing at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has also taught at the New York University’s Graduate School. She formerly served as a deputy editor and staff writer at Forbes Magazine. She’s been a guest on CNN, BBC World News and E! Entertainment.

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 New York City with her husband and two sons.