Irene Nasser

Ochberg Fellow

Irene Nasser is a Peabody-Award winning freelance producer and journalist based in Jerusalem. She is an expert on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and works across the Middle East as a news field producer and documentary filmmaker. For the past decade, she has covered the Middle East and regional issues for Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera America, CNN, Vice on HBO, Channel 4 UK, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine and many others.

Raised in both the Middle East and the United States, Nasser is keenly aware of the experiences of people from different backgrounds and searches for stories that help tell the bigger picture of a complex reality. Over the past few years she has covered the rise in Palestinian-Israeli tensions and the 2014 Gaza war. She has also reported on the war in Syria from the Syrian borders of Jordan and Turkey, as well as the refugee crisis across Europe and the Balkans.