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Robin Pogrebin (pron. ro-bin POG-re-bin, born May 17, 1965) has been a reporter for The New York Times since 1995, where she covers cultural institutions, the art world, architecture, and other subjects.

Robin Pogrebin
Born (1965-05-17) May 17, 1965 (age 54)
EducationB.A. Yale University
Spouse(s)Edward J. Klaris
Parent(s)Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Bert Pogrebin
FamilyAbigail Pogrebin (sister)


Pogrebin was born to a Jewish family, the daughter of writer Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Bert Pogrebin, a management-side labor lawyer.[1] She is the identical twin sister of Abigail Pogrebin, also a writer. She is a graduate of Yale University.

At the Times, Pogrebin previously covered the media for the business desk and city news for the metro desk. She was also previously an associate producer for Peter Jennings' documentary unit at ABC News, where she covered stories on subjects such as Bosnia and Haiti.[2] Before that, she spent three years as a staff reporter for the New York Observer, covering a range of subjects including city government, law and the restaurant business.[2] Pogrebin's articles also run regularly in the International Herald Tribune and she has occasionally written freelance pieces for publications such as Architectural Digest, New York, Vogue, and Departures.[3]

Pogrebin is also the author, with Kate Kelly, of The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, a book about allegations from Kavanaugh's 2018 Supreme Court nomination hearings with a publishing date in September 2019 from Portfolio Books, a division of Penguin Random House. Before publication, the Times published a widely-criticised[4] essay adapted from the book that primarily addressed accusations about an incident with Deborah Ramirez and another incident alleged by Max Stier, both of which occurred at Yale.[5] Before Kavanaugh's confirmation in October, 2018, Pogrebin, who was a classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale, and Kelly, also at the Times, were featured in a podcast about what the then-judge's classmates were saying concerning his nomination to the Supreme Court.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1993, she married attorney Edward J. Klaris in a Jewish ceremony in New Paltz, New York.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Weddings; Edward Klaris and Robin Pogrebin", New York Times, January 17, 1993.
  2. ^ a b "Robin Pogrebin- The Municipal Art Society of New York". MAS. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Times Topics: Robin Pogrebin". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  4. ^ Calderon, Michael, "Times’ handling of Kavanaugh story draws widespread criticism". Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  5. ^ Pogrebin, Robin, and Kate Kelly, "Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.", New York Times, September 14, 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  6. ^ Barbaro, Michael (host), "Kavanaugh's classmates speak out" (27:03 min. audio), New York Times, October 2, 2018. Retrieved 2019-09-16.