Elizabeth Flock


"I become a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world"

-Henry Luce

I am a reporter for the PBS NewsHour, based in Washington D.C. My first book, THE HEART IS A SHIFTING SEA: LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN MUMBAI, is out now in the U.S. from Harper. It will be out in India and the UK from Bloomsbury in June.  

I write most often about social and women's issues, at home and abroad. Most recently, I led an investigation into sexual harassment and retaliation of women firefighters in the U.S. Forest Service, and reported a two-part series on women in the age of Trump, in Buckhannon, West Virginia and Portland, Oregon.

Credit: Ali Withers

I got my start at Forbes India magazine in Mumbai, where I did feature pieces and investigative reports. I also spent two years as a breaking and foreign news blogger at the Washington Post, where I covered the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. At the U.S. News and World Report, I wrote about politics and social issues. 

I have also written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, GlobalPost, Al Jazeera America, Fast Company, the Village Voice, the Washington City Paper, Vice's Motherboard, the Hindu and the Hindustan Times. 

I have a B.A. in English from Boston College and a M.A. in narrative nonfiction from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, where I helped field produce an Emmy-nominated piece about forced child begging in Senegal's Koranic schools.

I also have a degree from the Documentary Institute at George Washington University, where I made the short film “Leaving Sharpe,” about D.C.’s decision to close a public school for kids with special needs. “Leaving Sharpe” played in the D.C. Independent and Annapolis film festivals, and won the national CINE Golden Eagle Award

I am represented by Suzanne Gluck at William Morris Endeavor.