Yochi Dreazen is a principal in The Raben Group’s media & communications practice, where he specializes in helping clients craft and tell their stories through written content and strategic use of digital platforms.
Yochi spent nearly two decades in journalism, most recently as a politics editor at Apple News and the deputy managing editor of Vox.com, where he ran its coverage of national security and was the creator and host of the popular “Worldly” podcast. He also worked as the managing editor of Foreign Policy and as a contributing editor at The Atlantic.
Yochi began his career at the Wall Street Journal and spent 11 years at the newspaper, primarily as a war correspondent. He made more than a dozen lengthy trips to Iraq and Afghanistan and spent a total of nearly four years on the ground in the two countries, mostly doing front-line combat embeds. He has reported from more than 20 countries, including Pakistan, Russia, China, Israel, Mali, Japan, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.
In 2010, Yochi received the Military Reporters & Editors Association’s top award for a series of articles about military suicide and PTSD. His book, “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in the Era of Endless War,” was picked as one of The New York Times’s Notable Books of 2014 and one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2014.
Yochi’s writing has been published in The Washington Post, Time, The Boston Globe, and The New Republic, and he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR. He gives frequent lectures on politics, journalism, and the Middle East.
A proud Chicagoan and lifelong Cubs fan, Yochi attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he edited the award-winning daily campus newspaper and graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in History and English. He lives in downtown Washington with his wife, three children, and beloved Golden Retriever.