Debra Rosenberg was named Assistant Managing Editor in October 2006. She oversees the magazine's coverage of health, medicine, education, family, society and ideas stories. She has also recently written a profile of former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor and a cover story on gender identity, "Rethinking Gender."
Previously, Rosenberg served as Deputy Washington bureau chief and National Correspondent. In addition to helping manage the Washington bureau and its news coverage, she reported on social issues, national affairs and politics. She has covered Supreme Court rulings, stem cells, gay marriage and abortion as well as two winter Olympic Games.
Rosenberg also served as Newsweek's White House Correspondent from 1998 to 2001. She covered the tumultuous final years of the Clinton administration, reporting on the impeachment of the president, the 1998 midterm elections, NATO's war in Kosovo and Clinton's travels around the globe. During the 2000 campaign, Rosenberg covered First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic race for the Senate in New York.
Before covering the White House, Rosenberg was a correspondent in the Boston bureau. In 1996, as a member of Newsweek's Special Projects Team, Rosenberg covered Bob Dole's presidential campaign for a special election issue, gaining special access to Dole and his top advisers. She uncovered never-before-reported details and shared the inside story of the former senator's troubled White House bid. The 60,000-word special issue was expanded into "Back From the Dead: How Clinton Survived the Republican Revolution," a book published in 1997.
Rosenberg joined Newsweek in April 1990 as a reporter in the Boston bureau and was named a correspondent in 1994. She received an M.S. in Journalism in 1989 from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and graduated from Wellesley College in 1988 with a B.A. in English. She lives with her family in New Jersey.