Bios of TIOH Speaks Guests
TIOH SPEAKS SHABBAT: On the Frontlines with Journalists: Why Truth Matters
Amy Chozick, Joel Grover, and Josh Haskell
Moderated by Gabe Kahn
AMY CHOZICK Amy Chozick is a screenwriter, producer and writer-at-large for The New York Times. Ms. Chozick is creator and executive producer of the HBO Max original series The Girls on the Bus, inspired by her best-selling memoir Chasing Hillary. She is also the creator and executive producer of More, a drama about a family of influential businesswomen currently in development at HBO Max. She is also adapting the novel, The Talented Miss Farwell, into a feature for Hello Sunshine, and writing a limited series based on Jennifer Weiner’s Mrs. Everything, with Beanie Feldstein attached to star. Previously, Ms. Chozick was a national political correspondent at the Times and the paper’s lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential election, a position she assumed in July 2013. She writes frequently for The New York Times Magazine and her stories have appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour and other publications. Ms. Chozick also served as a business reporter at the Times covering the world’s largest media and tech companies. Most recently, Ms. Chozick interviewed Elizabeth Holmes, the first time the convicted Theranos founder had spoken to the media in eight years. She previously wrote in-depth Sunday features about Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, Mark Zuckerberg, WeWork’s Adam Neuman and other leading business figures. Prior to joining the Times in 2011, Ms. Chozick was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in a variety of fields for eight years, including as a political reporter in Barack Obama’s traveling press corps covering the 2008 presidential election, and a foreign correspondent based in Tokyo writing about business and culture in Northeast Asia. Ms. Chozick served as a consultant on the Netflix political drama, House of Cards, and USA’s Political Animals. She has been interviewed in New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Elle and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. In 2021, Ms. Chozick completed the Writers Guild of America’s Showrunner Training Program. In 2017, she won the William Randolph Hearst Fellows Award. She is also the recipient of a Front Page Award for beat reporting and has been recognized by the Society for Features Journalism Excellence-in-Features Writing Competition. Born in San Antonio, Ms. Chozick moved to New York in 2001 with no job, no apartment and a stack of clips from The Daily Texan. She relocated to Los Angeles with her husband and son in 2022.
Award-winning journalist Joel Grover has been an investigative reporter for NBC4 since 2003. He is nationally known for his undercover investigations, which have exposed consumer fraud and government wrongdoing. In addition, since 2017 Grover has focused on reporting on L.A.’s homelessness crisis.
Grover has won nearly every major award for investigative reporting, including the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, 27 Emmy Awards, six National Edward R. Murrow Awards, two IRE (Investigative Reports and Editors) Medals, and three Society of Professional Journalists Medals.
His investigations have resulted in millions of dollars in refunds to consumers, changed laws, and sent people to prison. His exposé of the Los Angeles County Health Department’s restaurant inspection program prompted creation of an A-B-C grading system for L.A. County eateries.
After graduating with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, Grover began his broadcasting career in Grand Junction, Colorado. Before coming to NBC4, he was an investigative reporter for KSTP in Minneapolis and KCBS in Los Angeles.
Josh Haskell is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News where he covers his hometown of Los Angeles, reporting on everything from local and national politics to breaking news and feature stories.
Josh came to ABC7 from ABC News in New York, where he worked as a reporter and field producer for six years. Josh spent 18 months on the 2016 campaign trail, first based in Iowa for the caucus and then part of the ABC News team following Hillary Clinton’s campaign. While at ABC, Josh also covered the 2012 presidential election and breaking news stories, including the Boston Marathon terror attack and the Newtown school shooting. Josh was part of the team that earned a Peabody Award for the network’s coverage of Superstorm Sandy.
Before joining ABC News, Josh was a general assignment reporter for KSNW-TV, the NBC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas. Josh is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Josh and his wife Jane are excited to be part of TIOH, and their son Lev attends the ECC.
Gabriel Kahn is a professor of professional practice at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, where his research focuses on economic models of the news business. He was a longtime foreign correspondent and editor at The Wall Street Journal, based in Asia and Europe, and served as Los Angeles bureau chief. He also worked as a reporter and editor at The Forward.Home