About Natasha Mozgovaya
2013 One-Day University Keynote Speaker
Published: Monday, February 25, 2013
Natasha Mozgovaya immigrated to Israel from Russia at age 11, as part of the "Big Aliyah" of the 1990s. She began writing for newspapers in Russian as a teenager, and by the age of 18 had become editor of two supplements for "Vesty," the Russian newspaper in Israel.
In 2000, Mozgovaya switched to writing in Hebrew and joined the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, covering a wide range of topics, from the immigration to Israel to the Second Intifada, disengagement from Gaza and Second Lebanese war.
She has reported from around the world, contributing in-depth articles on topics ranging from human trafficking in Eastern Europe to the AIDS epidemic in Africa; clashes with the PKK in Turkey to the post-election riots in Kenya and the earthquake in Haiti. She has closely followed events in the former Soviet Union, visiting the area, interviewing the leaders of the "Orange revolution" in Ukraine, covering the clashes in Northern Caucasus and hostage crises in Russia, and in 2012 she took a break from covering the US elections to cover the presidential elections in Russia.
In addition to her newspaper work, Mozgovaya has anchored several television programs in Hebrew and Russian, including being the first news anchor of the major Israeli TV channel, speaking with an accent.
Between 2008-2012, Natasha Mozgovaya has been the chief U.S. correspondent for Haaretz newspaper, covering US politics; foreign and domestic policy. She gave lectures in various US universities and think tanks, and participated in local TV and radio shows.
Currently she is a reporter for the Voice of America, working also on new projects with the Israeli media.