From 2000 onward, Jennifer Atkinson (née Marostica) spent 14 years working as an international TV News journalist for Reuters. She was based in London, Jerusalem and Singapore, covering stories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In 2010 she was promoted to the position of Senior Producer for Reuters Video News in New York. In that role she ran all video news coverage for the tristate area. In early 2016, she became Multimedia Editor for North and South America for Thomson Reuters.
Throughout her career, Jen has immersed herself in storytelling. She has covered everything from Olympic Games, wars, conflicts and street riots, to a papal conclave and funerals of world leaders. She spent more than two years covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and leading video coverage during the Lebanon War and Gaza offensives. She then completed a two-year assignment in Singapore, helping to coordinate TV coverage from across the Asian continent, before moving back to London and then on to the United States where she continued her journalism career.
In 2018, Jen managed media relations for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), based in New York City. She’s a member of the Newswomen’s Club of New York and a judge for the Front Page Awards. She regularly contributes to news reporting and opinion commentary across the news landscape and is writing her first book, “Running on Empty: Why America’s Parents are Struggling,” which is due to come out in late 2019.
Jen owns her own yoga company, Jen Atkinson Yoga, and founded the non-profit organization Making Mats Matter which turns old yoga mats into sleeping mats for homeless communities across the NYC/NJ region. Originally from South Africa, Jen holds a BPhil in Journalism as well as a BA, majoring in Political Science, from Stellenbosch University. She is fluent in English, Italian and Afrikaans and can confidently talk about animals and the weather in French, Hebrew and Arabic.
She's a proud mother of two young boys and currently calls New Jersey home.
“Journalism can never be silent: That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault.
It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.”
— HENRY ANATOLE GRUNWALD