Lisa Belkin is the Chief National Correspondent for Yahoo News, covering American social issues. She joined Yahoo in 2014, after nearly two years as the Senior Correspondent at the Huffington Post, where she reported and opined about life, work and family.
Prior to joining HuffPost, she spent nearly 30 years at The New York Times, where she was variously a national correspondent based in Houston. She was also medical reporter, a Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine coining the phrase “the Opt-Out revolution,” where her editors described her beat as “the social conscience of our times,” and the creator of the Life’s Work column and the Motherlode blog where reviewers called her “the next generation’s Anna Quindlen.”
The author of three books – Life’s Work, Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom, Show Me A Hero and First, Do No Harm – and the editor of two anthologies, 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.
Her personal life/work balance includes her husband, Bruce, her two sons (who are highly amused that anyone thinks she is a parenting “expert”) and her Wheaten terrier, Riley, who thinks she is her third child. 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.