Lisa Belkin | Columbia Journalism School

Lisa Belkin

Adjunct Faculty

Lisa Belkin is the Senior National Correspondent for Yahoo News, covering American social issues., and the author of several books, including Show Me A Hero, on which the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries is based.

Belkin joined Yahoo in 2014, after nearly two years as the Senior Correspondent at the Huffington Post, and nearly 30 years at The New York Times, where she was variously a national correspondent, medical reporter, parenting blogger and writer for the New York Times Magazine.  

She is currently at work on her next book, about the murder of a cop in 1960 and what it meant for three generations of three American families — one of them her own.

Belkin was also the host of Life’s Work with Lisa Belkin on XM Radio, as well as a regular contributor to Public Radio’s The Takeaway and NBC’s Today Show. A graduate of Princeton University, she has returned there as a visiting professor in the Humanities Council, teaching narrative non-fiction as an instrument of social change. For three years she has been adjunct professor at the Columbia Journalism School, advising master's candidates.