Stav Ziv is a journalist based in New York City whose work has appeared in Newsweek, The Atlantic, Newsday, The Forward, and San Francisco Chronicle. She has covered arts and culture, history, news, women and gender, and health and science. In 2016, she received the Newswomen's Club of New York's Martha Coman Front Page Award for Best New Journalist.

Stav earned a B.A. in history with a minor in dance at Stanford University and holds an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School, where she won the James A. Wechsler Award for Local Reporting. She is an alum of FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics).

She is currently a writer and editor at The Muse, where she covers careers and work and oversees a freelance program as well as special projects, such as a multimedia feature titled “I Was the First (or Only) at Work”.