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Joshua Hersh is a correspondent for Vice News Tonight on HBO. In 2015, he was the Michael Hastings Fellow at BuzzFeed News. From 2013 and 2014, he was a Middle East correspondent for the Huffington Post, based in Beirut and Istanbul. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Daily Beast, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the New Republic and elsewhere. He lives in New York. He was nominated for an Emmy in 2018.

More about me: I have reported from Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Afghanistan, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Yemen, Mali, and across the United States.

From July 2011 to April 2013, I was a foreign policy reporter for HuffPost based in Washington, D.C., where my work also included reporting trips to Egypt, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. Prior to that, I was one of the original staff reporters for The Daily, News Corporation's newspaper for the iPad, where I covered the revolution in Egypt, politics in Washington, D.C., and general domestic and international affairs.

From early 2009 to late 2010, I was a freelancer based in Beirut, Lebanon, where I was a regular contributor to the Review section of the National and, in August 2010, the paper's Beirut correspondent. I was also an occasional correspondent for the English-language television channel of France 24. From 2004-2009, I worked as a fact-checker at the New Yorker, and as a freelance journalist in Brooklyn, New York. I graduated from Columbia University in 2004.





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