Meet Fellow Jacob Siegel

Jacob Siegel is a writer and Army veteran living in Brooklyn in the neighborhood where he grew up, now known by a new name. He co-edited Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War, published by Da Capo in 2012, a critically praised anthology of fiction by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to which he contributed the lead story. After returning from Afghanistan in 2012, he joined The Daily Beast as a reporter covering war, national security, and digital culture. While there, he was nominated for a national magazine award and reported from Baghdad the month after the initial ISIS assault on Mosul. His work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Daily News, Vice, the magazine for the National Endowment for the Humanities and other outlets. Since 2015, he’s worked as a freelancer and published widely read essays in Tablet magazine, Politico, and on his own website