Lonnie Isabel is a former deputy managing editor of Newsday where he supervised foreign, national, state and health coverage. Isabel is a 30-year veteran of the newspaper business and has worked on both coasts as a political reporter, investigative reporter and editor for Newsday, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Oakland Tribune. He directed coverage of the Clinton impeachment, the 2000 presidential campaign and the Second Gulf War for Newsday.
After leaving Newsday in 2005, Isabel joined the newly-created CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he started the International Reporting Program that has trained more than 75 journalists to cover international issues, and the International Journalist in Residence program that brings an endangered, targeted or threatened journalist each year to study and work at the school.
In 2014, Isabel was named NewsdayLaventhol Visiting Professor at the Columbia Journalism School. He joined the faculty as senior lecturer/discipline this year.