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Detroit, Michigan
Detroit Free Press — Religion Reporter
As seen in:  USA Today, Detroit Free Press
Covers:  Religion, Immigration, Occupy, Civil Rights, Michigan, Arab-Americans, Minority Groups, Counterterrorism, Metro Detroit

Reporter for Detroit Free Press @Freep. Writes on religion, immigration. Content of tweets not endorsements. Phone: 313-223-4792. Email:

Niraj Warikoo's Biography

Religion Reporter at the Detroit Free Press since 2007.
B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University
M.S., Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

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Society of Professional Journalists Award

2011 - Open Government Reporting
First Place SPJ-Detroit award for investigative work on the FBI shooting death of an African-American Muslim leader. Judges said of my work: "The extensive reporting revealed information publicly undisclosed, illuminating a fascinating and complicated case."

What was your first job as a journalist?

A reporter for the daily newspaper at my college, the Columbia Daily Spectator.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Jul 31, 2014

Court hearing today in Detroit for Palestinian-American woman accused in 1969 bomb attack in Israel.

Jul 30, 2014

"Arab states’ loathing & fear of political Islam is so strong that it outweighs their allergy to Benjamin Netanyahu"…

Jul 30, 2014

NYT: Arab leaders see Israel "as an ally in their common fight against political Islam."…

Jul 30, 2014

In 2008, liberal group J Street "took a hard line against" Israel's Gaza attacks. But this time, they support Israel.…

Jul 30, 2014

Gaza war "has left American Zionists critical of the war without any established Jewish organizations on their side"…

Jul 30, 2014

In State House district in Detroit that's 87% black, diverse candidates compete to replace 1rst Muslim woman in House

Jul 30, 2014

RT @bobsmietana: Great interview from last year with @cascheller on @npr. "Can Faith Alone Treat Mental Illness?"

Jul 30, 2014

Originally, organizers of local anti-Israel rally were planning die-in (simulating Gaza deaths), but changed mind:…

Jul 30, 2014

Anti-Israel protest Thu at Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, MI, during meeting of Zionist Org of America…

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