Keren Blankfeld is an award-winning freelance journalist. She is currently at work on a book for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 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. Her New York Times feature “Lovers in Auschwitz” received The Silurians Press Club Merit Award for Feature Writing.
Keren is an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at New York University’s Graduate School and has taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. 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 is currently living in Houston with her husband and two sons.