Sharon Moshavi

President

As president of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), Moshavi helps develop and oversee high-impact programs serving an unparalleled global network of journalists. Amid a fast-changing media landscape, she ensures ICFJ fulfills its mission to empower journalists to produce hard-hitting reports that lead to better governments, economies, societies and lives. 

Previously, Moshavi led on new project development, innovation and impact as ICFJ’s senior vice president of new initiatives. Since joining ICFJ in 2007, she has overseen the design of projects ranging from newsroom transformation efforts in India to investigative reporting networks  in Latin America to global efforts that spur innovations in fact-checking and health reporting.

Most recently, she helped develop ICFJ’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic: a highly successful global reporting forum that connects journalists with experts, resources and each other to better cover the biggest story of our lifetimes. Moshavi also spearheaded the creation of a research arm, after directing ICFJ’s first global survey -- on technology in newsrooms conducted in 14 languages. 

Before coming to ICFJ, Moshavi worked at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, helping to promote and launch the first News Challenge. That was when she realized that this thing called digital technology was transforming journalism and the world.

Her love of journalism and appreciation for the amazing work local reporters do under trying circumstances was cemented during more than a decade spent reporting internationally. She was based in New Delhi, Jerusalem and Tokyo, and reported from more than a dozen countries.

She covered stories ranging from North Korea’s nuclear ambitions to Hamas’ rise in Gaza to India’s economic reforms. She has written for The Boston Globe, Newsday, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The New Republic and U.S. News & World Report, among others. She also produced radio documentaries and essays for NPR, KQED, BBC and CBC.

Follow her on Twitter @smoshavi where she tweets about all things journalism,  great books, pop culture, India, and the joy of cats and dogs living together.