Judith Matloff is an award-winning journalist of four decades who has taught crisis reporting at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism for twenty years. She is the senior safety advisor of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the author of four books. The latest, How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need: Survival Tricks for Hacking, Hurricanes, and Hazards Life Might Throw at You provides survival advice for nearly every peril that we face today, including natural disasters, rape, cyber hacking, and medical emergencies.
Matloff has pioneered safety training for women and journalists around the world, teaching hundreds of people to survive an increasingly dangerous world. Her crisis expertise was honed as a foreign correspondent for Reuters and The Christian Science Monitor, covering various wars, health emergencies, genocide, and repressive regimes. She has also written for the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Forbes, Newsweek, The Economist and the Financial Times.
Matloff earned her BA at Harvard. She has won support from the MacArthur Foundation, Hoover Institution at Stanford, Fulbright Program, and was a Logan Narrative Nonfiction fellow at the Carey Institute for Greater Good.