Jodi Kantor

Jodi Kantor

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1975 - present

Jodi Kantor is a prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and bestselling author whose work has revealed hidden truths about power, politics, gender, culture, and technology. In 2017, Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse towards women. Their work helped ignite the #MeToo movement, shift attitudes, and spur new laws, policies and standards of accountability around the globe. Before that, she wrote about Barack and Michelle Obama, delving into their biographies, family, marriage, faith, ideas, and approach to the White House, and covering the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Prior to becoming a reporter, Kantor was the New York Editor of Slate magazine and The Times' Arts & Leisure Editor.

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Academic History


  • Her investigations into conditions at Starbucks and Amazon prompted national debates and policy changes at both companies.

  • Her report on working mothers and breastfeeding inspired the first free-standing lactation suites for nursing mothers, now available in airports and stadiums.


  • Kantor is the recipient of awards from PEN America, the Canadian Journalism Foundation, Columbia College, and the Los Angeles Press Club.

  • Together with a team of colleagues, Kantor and Twohey were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service, journalism’s highest award. 

  • They also received or shared in numerous other honors, including a George Polk award and being named to Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people of the year.