Tami Abdollah is a senior editor at Noema Magazine. She was previously a national correspondent at USA TODAY focused on the inequities and disparities of the criminal justice system, among other subjects.
A native Angeleno, Abdollah served as a senior reporter who helped launch a tech and business journalism startup called dot.LA, which was co-founded by Zillow founder Spencer Rascoff. Abdollah previously served as a national security/cybersecurity reporter for The Associated Press in its Washington, D.C., bureau. Prior to that, she was AP’s law enforcement reporter in its Los Angeles bureau. She has also worked for the Los Angeles Times and L.A.’s NPR affiliate KPCC, and has written for the Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast while living and traveling abroad.
Abdollah spent nearly a year in Iraq as a U.S. government contractor. She has traveled the world on as little as $5 a day, taught outdoor advanced rock climbing safety classes and is an avid climber and mountaineer.