Christina Goldbaum is an award-winning New York Times journalist based in New York City. Before joining The Times in 2018, Christina was a freelance foreign correspondent in East Africa where she began her career by securing the last spot on a four-seater plane heading to an unfolding terrorist attack at Kenya’s Garissa University. She later moved to Mogadishu, Somalia where she spent a year reporting on terrorism and the U.S. military. She has been awarded the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence, and the Frontline Club Print Award for her work abroad.
While in Mogadishu she had numerous scoops including stories on the role of the U.S. military in the massacre of ten civilians, the build up of a secretive U.S. military outpost, and the details surrounding the first two U.S. combat deaths in Somalia since Black Hawk Down. Her reporting was raised in two congressional hearings on counter-terrorism in Africa and led to the opening of a Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation into a U.S. led operation. Christina was long listed for the One World Media Awards in 2017 and 2018, was an Editor and Publisher Award finalist in 2018, and her work has been supported by The Fund for Investigative Journalism.
As a freelance journalist, Christina's byline appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Quartz, IRIN News, The Christian Science Monitor, VICE News, and others. She also produced TV news segments and documentaries for Netflix, PBS Newshour, VICE News Tonight and VICE Weekly on HBO, and Agence France-Presse among others, and she appeared on Democracy Now!, France 24, and i24 News as a correspondent.
Originally from Washington D.C., she holds a B.A. in political science from Tufts University. Christina speaks Swahili and Spanish, is a member of Women Photograph, and received HEFAT training in 2016 and 2017. You can reach her at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Her PGP fingerprint is: 657C AAE1 4DD2 E443 23DF 5645 53E7 8B42 2831 C415