Jaclyn Schiff is a freelance journalist who specializes in global health reporting. Schiff is a contributor to UN Dispatch and has reported for Devex and Humanosphere. She is well known as a source of global health news on Twitter and is the host and producer of Pangea, a global affairs podcast. By day, she is Communications Director of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Previously, Schiff worked as a web reporter for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Daily Global Health Policy Report and wrote about health policy for Kaiser Health News. Her work has also appeared on NPR, AllAfrica.com, CBSNews.com, The New York Times’ website, The Huffington Post, Women’s eNews, Mediaite, PBS’ MediaShift and other websites.
As the managing editor of Brazen Careerist’s Brazen Life blog from 2011-2012, she managed and edited a team of freelancers and expanded the blog’s reach by brokering media partnerships with AOL, Business Insider, Mediabistro and other prominent online outlets.
Schiff has also worked with high-level U.S. diplomats, leading professors, specialized small businesses and other thought leaders on media consulting projects. Using her experience in digital news, she approaches content with a journalist’s mentality and helps clients identify their best narratives.
She graduated cum laude with a B.A. from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Schiff has also lived in Chicago, Ill. and Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently resides in the Chicago area with her husband Menachem Wecker. They do not own any dogs or cats.