Jeffrey Mark Goldberg (born September, 1965) is an Israeli-American journalist. He is an author and a staff writer for The Atlantic, having previously worked for The New Yorker. Goldberg writes principally on foreign affairs, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa.
Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Malverne, New York in a socialist home. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was editor-in-chief of The Daily Pennsylvanian. While at UPenn he worked at the Hillel kitchen serving lunch to students. He left college to move to Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a prison guard during the First Intifada. He later returned to the United States to continue his journalism career, and now lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.
Goldberg began his career at The Washington Post, where he was a police reporter. While in Israel, he worked as a columnist for The Jerusalem Post, and upon his return to the United States served as the New York bureau chief of The Forward, a contributing editor at New York magazine, and a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine.