Kati Marton is a Hungarian author and journalist. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio as well as print journalism and writing a number of books. She is the chairwoman of the International Women’s Health Coalition, and a director (former chairwoman) of the Committee to Protect Journalists and other bodies including the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch and the New America Foundation.
Marton has received several honors for her reporting, including the 2001 Rebekah Kohut Humanitarian Award by the National Council of Jewish Women, the 2002 Matrix Award for Women Who Change the World, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary–the country’s highest civilian honor. Her latest book, “The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World”, was released in 2006 to coincide with 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, has received wide critical acclaim.