Jerome Socolovsky is NPR's Audio Journalism Trainer. During a career of more than three decades, mostly overseas, he has covered major events such as 1994 civil war in Yemen, the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the Lockerbie airliner bombing trial and international war crimes proceedings in The Hague. As NPR's correspondent in Madrid, he reported on the 2004 Madrid commuter rail attacks and the immigration crisis on Europe's southern border. Socolovsky has been an editor at Morning Edition, and on the National, International and Culture Desks at NPR. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Associated Press and the Voice of America and served as Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service from 2015-2018.
Socolovsky has received awards and honors from the Association of International Broadcasters, Religion News Association and the Associated Church Press. He has graduate degrees from Harvard University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Socolovsky likes to codeswitch between the five languages he speaks in addition to his native English and Spanish, and between the two sides of his brain, ever since he ditched a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania to pursue his true love: news reporting.