Steven Klein joined Haaretz in 2004 and was appointed sports editor in 2008. An avid sports fan, he lived the motto "those who can't play, coach," when he became a little league coach in Jerusalem after making Aliyah in the early 1990s and eventually served three years as youth baseball commissioner.
A former teacher of Zionism and the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and now a doctoral candidate in conflict management and negotiation at Bar-Ilan University , he also contributes occasionally to the opinion pages of Haaretz English Edition.
Splitting his childhood between Minnesota and North Carolina , Klein is a graduate of Duke University and received his Master's degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem . He lives in Modi'in with his wife, Rivka, and two children.