I'm an award-winning journalist covering everything from travel to culture to real estate trends. My work appears regularly in The New York Times, and I am also a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler and other top publications.
For nearly a decade I lived in and reported from Israel, where I covered the Middle East entertainment industry as the Tel Aviv stringer for Variety and produced award-winning travel feature stories including "In Israel, A New Passion for Palestinian Cuisine" for The New York Times, which won a Lowell Thomas Award for best travel journalism. I'm also a recipient of a NATJA award from the North American Travel Journalists Association, and my piece on racism in the home appraisal industry, which was a finalist for a MOLLY Journalism Prize, kickstarted a national conversation about discrimination in the home valuation process and helped prompt President Biden to create a national task force on property appraisals.
In 2018, I gave a TedX Talk in Porto, Portugal, about my experiences reporting in Kigali, Rwanda for The New York Times and that nation's success in rebuilding after their genocide 30 years ago.
My husband and I are parents to twin daughters, as well as one very rambunctious rescue pup.
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Email: debrakamin (at) gmail (dot) com or use the form below.