The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jessica Firger

  1. Adjunct Faculty

Jessica Firger is a staff writer at Newsweek, where she covers all things health.

She previously worked as a health editor at and Everyday Health.

Before taking on the medical beat, she was a stringer for The Wall Street Journal‘s metro section and was the lead on-the-ground reporter for the paper’s coverage of Occupy Wall Street.

She has also written for the New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Salon, Elle and Marie Claire, among others.

A native New Yorker, she received a B.A. in English from SUNY’s University at Albany and is a 2008 graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.