Amy Chozick is a staff reporter at The New York Times. She covers media with a focus on the industry’s corner office intrigue. Amy has extensively covered the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloids and the heated battles between media companies and Silicon Valley over anti-piracy legislation. In addition to media stories, she also writes about politics, international affairs and culture. In August, Amy traveled to Africa with President Bill Clinton to write the front-page curtain raiser to Mr. Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Her articles have also appeared in The Times’ Magazine, Dining, Styles and Arts & Leisure sections.
Before joining The Times, Amy spent eight years at The Wall Street Journal where she held posts including foreign correspondent based in Tokyo, national political correspondent and a features writer covering Hollywood. Journalism has taken Amy from the neon of Tokyo and the tranquility of the Japanese countryside to car shows in Shenzhen and dumpling joints in Shanghai. As a member of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's traveling press she rode on oddly aromatic campaign busses in 48 states and covered more than 20 debates ("You're likable enough, Hillary.") She covered the entertainment industry traversing Hollywood's back lots, studio sets and corner offices.
Along the way, she picked up a Front Page Award for beat reporting for her in-depth stories on the television industry and has been recognized by the Society for Features Journalism Excellence-in-Features Writing Competition. In October 2011, Amy joined The New York Times. As the paper's corporate media reporter, she's tasked with covering the world's largest media companies from Viacom and News Corporation to Comcast and Time Warner.
She began her journalism career by moving to New York with no job, no apartment and a stack of clips from The Daily Texan. In 2003, she landed a job as a news assistant on The Journal's foreign desk. In between getting armored vehicles to reporters in Iraq and researching the G.D.P. of Djibouti, Amy wrote front-page stories that took her to such far flung locales as Iceland, China and Mexico.
A South Texas native, Amy lives in New York with her husband, Robert Ennis.