Jaweed Kaleem
Jaweed Kaleem is the national religion reporter for The Huffington Post. He also covers one of HuffPost's most unique beats: death.

The American Academy of Religion has twice recognized Jaweed for his reporting. In 2014, the group honored him for his writing on "Death in America." In 2013, it gave Jaweed its first-place award for best in-depth writing for his "Faith Shift" series on the changing faces of American religion. That series was also recognized by the Religion Newswriters Association, which named him its religion feature writer of the year.

The Religion Communicators' Council has twice awarded Jaweed for his reporting in Huffington., HuffPost's weekly iPad magazine. In addition, the New York Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2014 named Jaweed as one of its top feature writers for his reporting on American funeral traditions.

Prior to HuffPost, Jaweed was a religion and general assignment news and features reporter for The Miami Herald from 2007 to 2011. As a Herald reporter, he was part of a breaking news team that was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist for its coverage of the Haiti earthquake.

He has produced radio reports on religion for Miami's WLRN 91.3 FM and PRI's The World. Before religion reporting, he was a general assignment reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, Detroit Free Press, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and McClatchy Washington Bureau.

Jaweed can be reached at jaweed.kaleem@huffingtonpost.com or 212-206-4495. Follow him on Twitter @jaweedkaleem and subscribe to his Facebook updates here.

Blog Entries by Jaweed Kaleem

Best Paid Pastors Make Hundreds Of Thousands To Millions Of Dollars Annually

(15) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 5:30 AM

From church closings and foreclosures of houses of worship across the nation to the limited number of clergy jobs for new rabbis, imams and pastors, the recession has hit religious Americans just as it has affected the tens of millions of the country's jobless....

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Mormons Weigh In On Beliefs, Presidential Race In Pew Survey

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 11:08 PM

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, arguably the nation's best-known Mormon, once was a Mormon missionary. He drinks neither coffee nor tea. His wife, according to Mormon tradition, keeps months' worth of food storage for emergencies.

The presidential campaign, along with TV shows...

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