Miriam Jordan is a senior special writer in the Los Angeles bureau of The Wall Street Journal. She writes about immigrants from a grass-roots perspective.
From January 1993 through February 1998, Ms. Jordan was a reporter for The Asian Wall Street Journal and the domestic Journal in Hong Kong and India, and she was a contributor to both publications from India from February 1999 to June 2000. She transferred to Sao Paulo in July 2000 and was appointed to her current position in January 2004. She began her journalism career in June 1987 as a correspondent for Reuters News Agency and worked for the newswire in Mexico, Brazil and Israel, respectively until December 1992.
In 2000, Ms. Jordan received an award from the South Asian Journalists Association in the Special Project on South Asia category for her stories about the condition of village women in India and how it’s changing.
Born in New York City, Ms. Jordan earned bachelors’ degrees in international relations and psychology from Stanford University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She did a year of study at L’institut de Sciences Politiques in Paris and a one-year language program at Hebrew Ulpan in Israel. Miriam speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and Hebrew.