Cara Tabachnick reports on crime, trafficking, and human rights issues in the US and abroad. Her work touches on all aspects of justice, including policing, migration, prisons, drugs, technology, and violence. She has written for publications such as Marie Claire
, "O" Oprah Magazine
, Bloomberg Businessweek
, The Washington Post Magazine
, The Wall Street Journal
, The Christian Science Monitor
, The Guardian
, and Scientific American
In addition, Cara works in global media capacity development training journalists around the world. Since 2019 she has worked as a Senior Associate, Media Programs at PRB where she designs and implements training programs for female reporters in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Francophone Africa on public health issues, including trafficking, gender-based violence, and exploitation. She was instrumental in expanding PRB’s media work in Nigeria and India and raising funds from the MacArthur Foundation to support public health journalists.
From 2008-2015 she was the deputy director of the Center on Media, Crime, and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City
. She raised funds from Ford Foundation, Langeloth, Joyce, and Public Welfare, among others to educate and train journalists on criminal justice topics in the United States. While there, she also served as the managing editor of the daily news service, The Crime Report
Cara began her career as a crime reporter for Newsday
, one of New York's largest daily newspapers. She has written two books: a true-crime series for Harper Collins UK and for Ulysses Press, a non-fiction book about survivor stories from around the globe. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.