Cynthia Gorney

Job title: 
Professor Emeritus
Graduate School of Journalism

Cynthia Gorney joined the faculty of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism in 1999, after a career at The Washington Post that included serving as an award-winning national features writer, South American bureau chief and the first writer for the Post’s Style section based on the West Coast. She is the author of Articles of Faith: A History of the Abortion Wars, and has written for many magazines, including The New Yorker, National Geographic, Harper’s, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, Runners World, O: The Oprah Magazine, and the American Journalism Review. She is currently a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. Gorney is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

She has also worked as a visiting Poynter Institute teacher, a newsroom writing coach and consultant, and a host and interviewer on “Forum,” the Northern California public affairs radio program on KQED-FM. Gorney is a past recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors feature writing award.

Research interests: 

Latin America, journalism, writing