In Chapter 1 of 9 of his 2009 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, reporter Yoav Gonen decides on journalism after years working as a writer and book publisher. Fundamental is the appeal embracing the unexpected and engaging an array of personalities provides day-to-day in the job. Gonen highlights one experience, reporting in the Bronx on a guy living with a tiger, as a defining moment. Gonen is an education reporter at the New York Post newspaper in New York City. He earned his Masters in Journalism degree from NYU and his BA from the University of Michigan.