Niraj Warikoo

Religion Reporter, Detroit Free Press


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

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Religion Immigration Occupy Civil Rights Michigan Arab-Americans Minority Groups Counterterrorism Metro Detroit

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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."

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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?

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Jewish, Muslim, Christian leaders call for interfaith efforts to reduce violence in Detroit:…
U.S. Attorney for Eastern Michigan Barb McQuade joins religious leaders today at Detroit church to condemn violence:
I first reported last year that Rev. Belczak had bought a $500,000 condo in Florida from his church administrator:…?
A Catholic priest was indicted today for stealing $700,000 from his church in Troy, MI, to buy a condo in Florida:…
"The United States has 5% of the world’s population – but 25% of its prisoners."…
@avivadetroit that's interesting. troy is increasingly diverse today. their 1 synagogue has a leader who's openly gay.
A missionary says: "This is not a time to hate, kill, & fear Muslims. This is a time to love, win, & reach Muslims."…
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