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Amy Dockser Marcus

Amy Dockser Marcus is a Boston-based staff reporter for the New York bureau of The Wall Street Journal. She reports to Edward Felsenthal.

This is Ms. Marcus's second stint with the Journal, where she worked from 1988 to 2000. During her time away from the Journal, she spent two years at Money magazine.

In 1987, she began her journalism career as a reporter for the American Lawyer in New York. She joined the Journal in July 1988 as a news assistant in the New York bureau and became a reporter covering law in October 1989. Prior to moving to the Boston bureau in April 1999, Ms. Marcus had been a reporter in the Journal's Tel Aviv bureau and had covered Israel and the Middle East since July 1991.

Ms. Marcus won first place in the New York State Bar Association's 1990 Media Awards Competition for a group of legal feature stories that covered such subjects as environmental liability for toxic-waste dumping, litigation over privacy rights and new developments in libel law. She received an honorable mention in the 1999 Benjamin Fine Awards for Outstanding Education Reporting in the single article category for her August 1999 article, "New Weights Can Alter SAT Scores."

Ms. Marcus is the author of a book, published in 2000 by Little, Brown & Co., titled The View From Nebo: How Archaeology Is Rewriting the Bible and Reshaping the Middle East. The book grew out of several pieces she wrote for the Journal when she was a Middle East correspondent for the paper from 1991 to 1998.

In 2004. Ms. Marcus received a Harvard Medical School media fellowship, where she focused on cancer, and a CASE media fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center, focusing on cancer as a chronic disease, for spring 2005.

Born in Boston, Ms. Marcus earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. magna cum laude.