Jenny L. Attiyeh




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Freelance writer for various publications, including The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor and Boston Magazine. Cover the idea beat for The Cambridge Chronicle. Write Single In The City column for The Beacon Hill Times. Boston, MA
1999 –  2000  New Hampshire Public Television
Correspondent/Producer for New Hampshire Roundtable.
Covered the Presidential Primary and state politics.  Interviewed candidates on nationally televised presidential debates.
Durham, NH


Book Talk with Jenny Attiyeh: Produced and hosted a half-hour pilot aired on CUNY TV.


New York, NY
1997 – 1999   Freedom Speaks :Freelance reporter/segment producer for national weekly PBS show on the media, affiliated with The Freedom Forum.
 New York, NY
1997 The New York Times: Freelance reporter for the City Section.
New York, NY
1994 1996 WNYC Television: Host/Producer of the WNYC Cultural Minute, covering the arts and culture throughout the city. Produced mini-documentary on the making of a Philip Glass opera. Reporter for News City, focusing on City Hall and local news.
 New York, NY
1993 WNYC News, National Public Radio: Part-time reporter covering breaking news, mayoral campaign, politics and the arts.
New York, NY
New York One News: Freelance reporter for 24-hour news station. Reported, shot and edited stories on local issues and the arts.
New York, NY
1992 Channel Thirteen, WNET: Associate producer for Informed Sources, a prime time public affairs program.
New York, NY
1991 WNYC Television: Researcher for Heart of the City, a pilot magazine show.
New York, NY
1988- 1989   National Public Radio: Resident reporter for Performance Today. Freelance reporter for Morning Edition and Weekend All Things Considered.
KCRW, National Public Radio: Reporter for Arts LA. Produced award-winning documentary on Japanese-American internment. Santa Monica, CA
1987-1988 British Broadcasting Corporation: Freelance reporter for BBC World Service Radio. Covered events in Kenya, London and Los Angeles.


London, England
1989- 1990 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism 

M.S. Degree. Focused on deadline newspaper writing and feature reporting.

New York, NY


1983- 1987 Williams College

B.A. in English literature, Phi Beta Kappa. Founder and editor of Agora, a campus literary magazine.


Williamstown, MA
Exeter College, Oxford

Spent junior year studying English literature and history. Took ballroom dancing and won first prize in the cha-cha. Sang in St. Peter’s College choir.


  Oxford, England


1979- 1983 Westlake School   

National Merit Scholar, Class Salutatorian. Writer for Pi, the school newspaper.

Los Angeles, CA

Member of the Oxford-Cambridge Society of New England

Committee member of The Coffee House Club, in Manhattan

Board member of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico

Member of the Young Leaders, American Swiss Foundation

Beacon Hill Civic Association member 

LANGUAGES Proficient in French and Danish.        


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