Yaakov Katz is editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post. He is a faculty member and lecturer at Harvard University’s Extension School, where he teaches an advanced course in Journalism.
He previously served for close to a decade as the paper's military reporter and defense analyst and is the coauthor of two books: Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower and Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War which came out in 2012.
Prior to taking up the role of Editor-in-chief, Katz served for two years as a senior policy advisor to Israel's Minister of Economy, Minister of Education and Minister of Diaspora Affairs.
Katz was one of twelve international fellows to spend a year at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
Originally from Chicago, Katz also has a law degree from Bar Ilan University. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.
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