Maggie Haberman

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Maggie Haberman
Haberman at the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes
Born Maggie Lindsy Haberman
(1973-10-30) October 30, 1973 (age 44)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Education Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City
Alma mater Sarah Lawrence College
Years active 1995–present
Known for Correspondent for The New York Times
CNN analyst
Dareh Ardashes Gregorian (m. 2003)
Children 3
Parent(s) Clyde Haberman (father)
Nancy Haberman (mother)

Maggie Lindsy Haberman (born October 30, 1973) 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.

Early life

Haberman was born to a Jewish family[1] on October 30, 1973, in New York City, the daughter of Clyde Haberman, a journalist for The New York Times, and Nancy Haberman (née Spies), a media communications executive at Rubenstein.[2] At the firm, a "publicity powerhouse" whose eponymous founder has been called "the dean of damage control" by Rudy Giuliani, Haberman's mother has done work for a client list of influential New Yorkers including Donald Trump.[3] A singer, in 3rd grade Haberman played the title role in a performance of the musical Annie at the P.S 75 Emily Dickinson School. She is a 1991 graduate of Ethical Culture Fieldston School, an independent preparatory school in New York City, followed by Sarah Lawrence College, a private liberal arts college in Bronxville, New York, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in 1995.[4]


Haberman's professional career began in 1996 when she was hired by the New York Post.[5] In 1999, the Post assigned her to cover City Hall, where she became "hooked" on political reporting.[6] Haberman worked for the Post's rival newspaper, the New York Daily News, for three and a half years in the early 2000s,[6] where she covered City Hall.[2] Haberman returned to the Post to cover the 2008 presidential campaign and other political races.[7] In 2010, Haberman was hired by Politico as a senior reporter.[8] She became a political analyst for CNN in 2014.[9]

Haberman was hired by The New York Times in early 2015 to be a political correspondent for their presidential campaign coverage during 2016.[7] According to one commentator, Haberman had formed as of spring 2017 "a potent journalistic tag team with Glenn Thrush".[1]

Her reporting style as a member of the White House staff of the New York Times features in the Liz Garbus documentary series The Fourth Estate. Among the daily frustrations of her work covering the Trump administration, she is also shown on camera in her role as a mother being interrupted during tense moments to take phone calls from her children, at one point declaring to her phone, "You can’t die in your nightmares".[10]

In October 2016, one month before Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential election, a document was released by Wikileaks that showed the Clinton campaign's use of Haberman to place sympathetic stories in Politico. "[The Clinton Campaign has] a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico over the last year. We have had her tee up stories for us before and have never been disappointed. While we should have a larger conversation in the near future about a broader strategy for reengaging the beat press that covers HRC, for this we think we can achieve our objective and do the most shaping by going to Maggie."[11]

Personal life

Haberman married Dareh Ardashes Gregorian, a reporter for New York Daily News, formerly of the New York Post, and son of Vartan Gregorian, in a November 2003 ceremony on the Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan.[2] They have three children, and live in Brooklyn.[12]


  1. ^ a b The Jewish Daily Forward: "Maggie Haberman Hits Back In Twitter Spat With ‘Trump Adviser’ Sean Hannity" By Dave Goldiner April 23, 2017
  2. ^ a b c Haberman and Gregorian families (November 9, 2003). "Weddings/Celebrations: Maggie Haberman, Dareh Gregorian". The New York Times. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ Rachael Combe (May 24, 2017). "Wanna Know What Donald Trump Is Really Thinking? Read Maggie Haberman". Elle. Retrieved July 29, 2018. 
  4. ^ Calderone, Michael (January 9, 2015). "New York Times Staffing Up For 2016 Election With Maggie Haberman Hire". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "How Tabloids Helped NY Times' Maggie Haberman Ace Trump White House". TheWrap. 2017-03-21. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Q & A: Politico's Maggie Haberman". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Wemple, Erik (January 9, 2015). "Maggie Haberman leaves huge hole at Politico, moves to New York Times". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Politico's Senior Political Reporter Maggie Haberman Joins New York Times". TheWrap. January 9, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ Chotiner, Isaac (29 June 2017). ""The leakiest White House I've ever covered". Slate. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  10. ^ The Humans of The New York Times in the Atlantic, June 15, 2018
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ Combe, Rachel (May 24, 2017). "Wanna Know What Donald Trump Is Really Thinking? Read Maggie Haberman". Elle. New York City. 

External links

  • Maggie Haberman on Twitter (on hiatus [1])
  • ABC News interview
  • Hugh Hewitt interview
  • New Yorker David Remnick interview
  • April 20, 2017 interview on NPR by Terry Gross
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
  1. ^ Maggie Haberman (July 20, 2018). "Maggie Haberman: Why I Needed to Pull Back From Twitter; The viciousness, toxic partisan anger and intellectual dishonesty are at all-time highs". Retrieved July 26, 2018. 
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