Batya Ungar-Sargon 

Deputy Opinion Editor
Brooklyn, NY


Batya Ungar-Sargon is the deputy opinion editor of Newsweek. Her job involves curating an opinion section devoted to radical diversity from across the political, racial, religious, and ideological spectrum. She is the co-host of Newsweek's debate podcast, and her book "Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy," will be out in October 2021. Batya earned her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Her awards include: 2017 Religion News Association finalist; 2016 Clarion Award for “On the Border of Justice;” 2016 New York Press Club Award for “City Limits 2015 Housing Coverage;” 3rd Place in the 11th Annual Ippies in 2013 for Best Story on an Immigrant Community: “After the Flood, Brighton’s Latinos Struggle in the Shadows” in City Limits; Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Doctoral fellowship, 2011-2012; and BNOW honoree, Berkeley National Organization for Women, 2010. Batya is a Fellow of the third class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.