Award winning investigative journalist as well as author of bestselling books, Nina Burleigh has covered a large range of subjects matter, from political scenario of USA to the Arab Spring, in the past few years. Nina was born around 1959 in Chicago, Illinois to professor of University of Chicago. While she was seven years old, she shifted to San Francisco along with her family. After spending some months in Haight-Ashbury, they relocated to Baghdad in order to reside with her maternal grandmother. They again shifted to Michigan. She started writing at a very tender age. While studying at 6th grade, her first ever journal was for a library in Illinois. Though she initially thought about making her career in fiction writing, a teacher of her suggested her to take journalism. She joined a program, the Public Reporting Program. She later became intern at the Associate Press, where she learned about journalism and government. She earned her Master’s in English Literature through the University of Chicago and then went to University of Illinois at Springfield to earn Master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting. She completed her B.A. in English through MacMurray College. According to her, her kin rejected institutional religion and her grandfather despised churches. However they constantly celebrated Christmas.

Moving into her personal life, she has penned about her days in Iraq, her mom’s birth country, both as a kid and afterward as a journalist. Her father Robert Burleigh is as well an author. Not much is known about her dating history; however she is a married woman. She walked down the aisle with a photographer, Erik Freeland. The couple is blessed with two children. They are currently residing in New York City.

Throughout her career, she covered a number of major events in USA including the White House and Congress for Time ad people. At People magazine, she served as a staff writer reporting human interest anecdotes nationally. At Columbia University, she works as an adjunct professor of Journalism as well as pens a column titled “The Bombshell” for the New York Observer. She contributes as an editor to Elle. Nina occasionally writes for The Huffington Post. Nina has contributed to a number of websites, newspapers and magazines, including, AlterNet,, Powell’s, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Time magazine. She has always given priority to feminism and has penned extensively on it, including issues of domestic violence, human trafficking as well as double standard regarding violence against women, USA women and politics and power. She has extensively travelled on the Middle East also resided in France and Italy. He has penned about Middle East for several years, covering Israel’s politics for Time Magazine. Till date, she has penned five books. Nina covered the Clinton White House for magazine called “Time”. for the first time she wrote a book, basically a biography of Mary Pinchot Meyer titled “A Very Private Woman: The Life and the Unsolved Murder of Mary Meyer” in 1998. Following the success of her first book, she wrote her second book “The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams and the Making of America’s Greatest Museum. Her third book “Mirage: Napoleon’s Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt” was chosen as editors’ choice by The New York Times”. She as well was honored with Educator’s Award by Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in 2008. The book is about Napoleon’s attack of Egypt. Her followed up book, “Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land was about James Ossuary. She as well lectured on her book at the Oriental Institute Chicago. Her latest book, “The Fatal Gift of Beauty” became the New York Times bestseller. Nina Burleigh’s net worth is yet to reveal.

As a journalist, Nina Burleigh has covered nearly three decades of local as well as national politics, women’s issue, crime, law and pop-culture based in Washington, Chicago and New York. Her fans may follow her in her twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Her biographical details can b fetched via numerous websites. Her wiki is as well available.


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