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Jodi Kantor


Jodi Kantor

Jodi Kantor is a prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and a bestselling author.

Ms. Kantor specializes in long-form, deeply reported stories. Before she and Megan Twohey broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse towards women, Ms. Kantor’s investigations into conditions at Starbucks and Amazon prompted national debates and policy changes at both companies. Her report on working mothers and breast-feeding inspired two readers to create the first free-standing lactation suites for nursing mothers, now available in airports and stadiums across the country.

For six years, Ms. Kantor wrote about Barack and Michelle Obama. Her book THE OBAMAS chronicles their behind-the-scenes adjustment to the jobs of president and first lady. Writing in the New York Review of Books, Ezra Klein said, “Jodi Kantor’s THE OBAMAS is among the very best books on this White House.”

Before becoming a reporter, Ms. Kantor was the New York editor of Slate magazine and The Times’s Arts & Leisure editor. She and Ms. Twohey share a George Polk award, as well as prizes and honors from PEN America, the Canadian Journalism Foundation, the Los Angeles Press Club, the University of Georgia, Harvard University’s Kennedy School and the Association for Education in Journalism. Along with colleagues who exposed harassment across industries, they were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism's highest honor.

Ms. Kantor is a contributor to "CBS This Morning." She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Ron Lieber, and their two daughters.

Jodi Kantor

Books by Jodi Kantor

by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - Memoir, Nonfiction

For years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated, and in 2017, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation for the New York Times, his name was still synonymous with power. But during months of confidential interviews with actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, many disturbing and long-buried allegations were unearthed, and a web of onerous secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements was revealed. When Kantor and Twohey were finally able to convince sources to go on the record, a dramatic final showdown between Weinstein and the New York Times was set in motion.

by Jodi Kantor - Nonfiction, Politics

In THE OBAMAS, Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as the Obamas try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady.