Writer for daily newspaper: Detroit Free Press @Freep. Reports on religion, poverty, immigration. Tips, story ideas, DM or nwarikoo@freepress.com, 313-223-4792

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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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Jun 25, 2017

Press conference today at a Baptist church over a Detroit Police officer allegedly pulling a gun on Bishop Vann after traffic stop: https://t.co/SBanSzljp2

Jun 25, 2017

I just saw Primus was trending on Twitter and thought of Less Claypool's bass lines, but then realized it's referring to some MMA fighter.

Jun 25, 2017

RT @cnnphilippines: READ: President Rodrigo Duterte's message for Eid'l Fitr https://t.co/HDzdbENvX9

Jun 25, 2017

RT @AJEnglish: UPDATE: At least 123 people have been burnt alive after an oil tanker explodes near city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan.  http://aje.io/4vw3 

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

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Society of Professional Journalists Award

2015 - Localization of National Story
First-Place Excellent in Journalism Award from SPJ-Detroit for stories about how the rise of ISIS affected metro Detroiters.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2014 - Best Profile
First Place SPJ-Detroit for a profile of the first American to die in Syria's civil war. Judges’ comments: "What an interesting topic. And such a challenging reporting job, given the circumstances of Mansfield's death. I'm sure many reporters in Detroit wish they'd written this piece. Nice detail throughout. Great sources, some of whom surely weren't eager to talk. Some of the father's quotes stuck with me long after I'd finished reading."