Correspondent, New York Times
Jamie Tarabay is a correspondent for The New York Times based in Sydney, Australia. She joined The Times in 2018 and has reported from around the country on issues including national security, veterans, politics and Australia’s problematic ties with China.
Ms. Tarabay has been a foreign correspondent for 20 years, living and working in Sydney, Singapore, Jerusalem, Cairo and Baghdad, and has reported from countries across the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. Ms. Tarabay’s dispatches in 2014 on the aftermath of the race riots in Ferguson, Mo., earned her an Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Award in 2015. Her writing has appeared in the quarterly “Dispatches: Beyond Iraq” and “Verge 2015: Errance,” a collection of essays and poems about departures. In 2007, her work in Iraq was recognized with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
Her reporting from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip was later included in her first book “A Crazy Occupation: Eyewitness to the Intifada,” published by Allen and Unwin in 2005.
Born in Australia and educated in Sydney, Berlin and Beirut, Ms. Tarabay is a graduate of the University of Sydney. She also speaks Arabic and French.