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Will Yakowicz



I am a journalist who has reported from the West Bank, Moscow, and New York City. I started my career reporting for local newspapers like the Queens Ledger and The Brooklyn Paper in 2009, where I covered local crime, culture, and politics.

In 2010, I was sent to the West Bank to profile an American-born Jewish terrorist for Tablet Magazine. In 2011, Tablet sent me to Moscow to profile the Russian representative of WikiLeaks, known Holocaust-doubter Israel Shamir. Reporting and writing those features taught me how to drop into a foreign country, find and cultivate important sources, and report in dangerous situations.

In 2011, AOL hired me to run hyper-local news site Park Slope Patch. Out of eight sites across Brooklyn, my site drew in the most traffic and was the only one to turn a profit. I reported and wrote most of the content on Park Slope Patch.

In 2013, I joined Inc. magazine as a reporter and then staff writer. Editors Jim Ledbetter, Jon Fine, senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and I launched Inc.’s first podcast, Inc. Uncensored. My focus at Inc. is cyber security, legal cannabis, and tech.

In 2018, I became a staff writer at Forbes covering cannabis, gambling, psychedelics and billionaires.