Sarabeth Berman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Journalism Project (AJP), the first venture philanthropy dedicated to local news. AJP makes grants to nonprofit local news organizations across the country, supporting the successful launch of new enterprises and partnering with existing news organizations to grow and sustain their businesses. Since launching in 2019, AJP has committed more than $48 million in investments in its growing portfolio of 41 nonprofit local news organizations (37 established organizations and four startups currently being incubated). Fast Company recognized AJP as one of the most innovative companies of 2023 for its work building a future for local news.
Sarabeth joined the AJP team in 2020, serving as the organization’s first CEO. Previously, she was Global Head of Public Affairs at Teach For All, a network of social enterprises in more than 50 countries, where she led communications and marketing, public-sector partnerships, and research and evaluation. Before joining Teach For All, she spent seven years in China, where she helped build Teach For China and managed a Chinese contemporary dance company. She was a 2006 Henry Luce Scholar based in Hong Kong.
A graduate of Barnard College, she and her husband, journalist Evan Osnos, live in Washington, DC, and have two children. Sarabeth serves on the boards of Capital B and the Mark Morris Dance Group.