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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@Rasmussen_Poll If so, could you email me the results today in advance? I'm working on a story for Sunday on Easter.
@Rasmussen_Poll Hi, Are you releasing a poll tomorrow about % of Americans who believe in Christ's resurrection as in previous years? Niraj
RT @joshua_eaton There's been a 130th self-immolation inside occupied #Tibet: 31-year-old Tinley Namgyal. #fb
Also received honorable mention award in explanatory reporting for stories about Syrian-Americans and Syria's war:
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