Independent Voices: Maggie Haberman
Maggie Haberman is an American journalist who is a White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. She previously worked for Politico and the New York Daily News, where she was a political reporter.
The daughter of Clyde Haberman- a New York Times Pulitzer prize-winning writer, and Nancy Haberman of the powerhouse communications firm Rubinstein, Maggie Haberman was steeped in both the excitement of New York and the siren call of journalism from her earliest days.
She grew up on New York’s West Side, and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1996, where she studied creative writing and psychology. Haberman’s professional career began in 1996 when she was hired by the New York Post. In 1999, the Post assigned her to cover City Hall, where she became “hooked” on political reporting.
Haberman worked for the Post’s rival newspaper, the New York Daily News, for three and a half years in the early 2000s where she covered City Hall. Maggie Haberman returned to the Post to cover the 2008 presidential campaign and other political races. In 2010, Haberman was hired by Politico as a senior reporter. She was a finalist for the Mirror Awards, with Glenn Thrush, for the 2014 profile “What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?”
Haberman became a political analyst for CNN in 2014, and hired by The New York Times in early 2015 to be a political correspondent for their presidential campaign coverage. She was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia.
Independent Voices is a new SOPAC series of speakers with a story to tell, hosted by Budd Mishkin.
Budd Mishkin has been a broadcast journalist for almost forty years. He spent 25 years as an anchor/reporter for NY1, New York City’s 24 hour cable news channel. He’s interviewed countless artists and luminaries and is a longtime resident of South Orange, NJ.