Nina Bernstein (born 1949) is a journalist, best known for her New York Times reporting on social and legal issues. She has been both a metro reporter and a national correspondent for the Times.
Bernstein graduated from Harvard in 1970 with a B.A. in European history and literature. She worked for newspapers in Milwaukee and Iowa, then was a reporter for New York Newsday for 9 years, including time as a foreign correspondent in Berlin and Bosnia. She joined the Times in 1995. That year, with three colleagues, she won the George Polk Award for distinguished metropolitan coverage. Immediately after the September 11 attacks she did in-street interviews at locations around Manhattan.
Bernstein was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 1983-1984, and in 2002-2003 was a journalism fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She is the author of several books, including a children's book of fiction.
Bernstein is married to Columbia University professor Andreas Huyssen. They have two children.
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