DavidPFranceTV Interview #28 - Monique El-Faizy - Journalist, Writer, Author - Paris, France
DavidPFranceTV INTERVIEW #28
Journalist, Writer, Co-Author - All The President's Women: Donald Trump And The Making Of A Predator and Author of God and Country: How Evangelicals Have Become America's New Mainstream
For his 28th interview, David speaks with fellow University of Pennsylvania alum and colleague Monique El-Faizy, a freelance journalist based in Paris, France.
During this conversation, Monique shares her background and upbringing in Los Angeles, California, her early career as a journalist in Moscow and Hong Kong, the process of co-authoring "All The President's Women: Donald Trump And The Making Of A Predator", her insights on President Donald Trump through her research for said book; the influence of fundamentalism and Evangelical Christianity on her life and work, family life, her views on feminism and her second marriage to a much younger man working in the same profession.
This is a very interesting conversation, you do not want to miss. Thank you Monique for being open and willing to share your thoughts and experiences.
Monique El-Faizy is a Paris-based journalist. She has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, France24, Marie Claire, GQ, Glamour, Moscow Magazine, and the Moscow Guardian, and has lived and worked in Egypt, Russia, Europe, Asia and the United States. Covering beats ranging from Wall Street to the Arab-American community, she has held staff positions at the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Associated Press and the Record of Hackensack. She was a medical blogger for AOL’s ParentDish .
Much of El-Faizy’s work focuses on people or groups that are disenfranchised or misunderstood, and brings nuance to subjects that are often depicted in broad strokes.
El-Faizy is a fellow at the World Policy Institute, a former board member of Doctors of the World-USA and the co-founder of Mwikali’s Gift, a 501(c)3 relief organization working in the village of Usalama, Kenya.
El-Faizy has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Egyptian and Dutch by heritage, she grew up in the United States. She is fluent in Russian and French and speaks a smattering of Arabic.
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