Featured journalist: Alex Hannaford

Today's featured journalist is freelancer Alex Hannaford, who has written about the death penalty, crime, incarceration, religion, culture and human interest issues for publications including the Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times magazines, The Guardian, GQ, Esquire, The Atlantic and the Texas Observer. He's also a Dart Center fellow from Columbia University, the director of the Ochberg Society, and founder of the Deadliners Club.

Hannaford got his start, however, at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and the Lymington Times in England. Next, he worked as a feature writer and commissioning editor for the London Evening Standard before going freelance in 2003. In his career, he's reported from all over the world, including West Africa and Guantanamo Bay. Check out the full spectrum of his work in his portfolio, starting with this one: "The somersault svengali."

Remember: If you also want to be featured here, you should 1) set up your own journalist portfolio 2) get verified and 3) let us know by emailing Kirsten.

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