Conflict Reporter, The New York Times. Writing for @NYTmag. Formerly of @amnesty, @KPCC, & U.S. Navy EOD. Iraq vet. Traded sword for pen.

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Nov 22, 2017

Their phenomenal reporting has shaped the national dialogue and spurred reckonings across all industries and walks of life

Nov 22, 2017

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George Polk Award

2015 - Military Reporting
Reporting for The New York Times, Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Mark Mazzetti, Matthew Rosenberg, Serge F. Kovaleski, Sean D. Naylor, and John Ismay will receive the Polk award for Military Reporting for an investigation showing that elite U.S. Navy SEAL teams took on far broader roles than ever publicly acknowledged and often operated with little accountability, even after verifiable accusations of battlefield abuses. Their first story detailed how the classified SEAL Team 6 has been transformed into a global man-hunting machine over more than a decade of shadow war. The second revealed that after four American soldiers reported that three SEAL team members joined in beating Afghan detainees so severely that one died, a SEAL captain dismissed charges against the men in a closed procedure typically reserved for minor infractions.