Massoud Hayoun

Massoud Hayoun is an award-winning journalist and author based in Los Angeles. He has reported across the United States, North Africa and the Middle East, and China for outlets including Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera America and, subsequently, Al Jazeera English), Anthony Bourdain’s CNN program Parts Unknown, and Agence France-Presse, among others. Together with his grandmother Daida, Hayoun wrote a decolonial memoir of his Jewish Arab grandparents and what came before entitled When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History, which came out in 2019 from The New Press.