James Risen bio

1. Name: James Risen
2. Title: Journalist at The New York Times
3. Biography:

James Risen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist.  He currently writes for The New York Times, and previously worked as a correspondent and journalist for the Los Angeles Times

He won the Pulitzer Prize Award in 2006 for a series of reports co-authored with fellow Journalist Eric Lichtblau about the National Security Agency’s surveillance of international communications and about the government’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program.
He has written many articles concerning U.S. government activities, and is the author of two books about the CIA, and a book about the U.S. abortion debate.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Journalist, The New York Times, 1998-present
  • Recipient, Pulitzer Prize, 2006
  • Journalist, Los Angeles Times, 1995-1998
  • Former Chief Economic Correspondent, Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau, 1990-1995
  • Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times Detroit Bureau, 1984-1990
  • Reporter, Detroit Free Press, 1981-1984
5. Education:
  • M.S., Journalism, Northwestern University, 1978
  • B.A., History, Brown University, 1977
6. Published Works:
  • “World’s Mining Companies Covet Afghan Riches,” The New York Times, June 17, 2010
  • “U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan,” The New York Times, June 13, 2010
  • “Founder Puts Blackwater Security Firm Up for Sale,” The New York Times, June 8, 2010
  • “Medical Ethics Lapses Cited in Interrogations,” The New York Times, June 7, 2010
  • “U.S. Indicts 5 Blackwater Ex-Officials,” The New York Times, April 17, 2010
  • “Court Ruling on Wiretap Is a Challenge for Obama,” The New York Times, Apr. 2, 2010
  • “Suicide Bombing Puts a Rare Face on C.I.A.’s Work,” The New York Times, Jan. 7, 2010
  • State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, 2006
  • The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB (Co-written with M. Beardon), 2004
  • Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War (Co-written with J. Thomas), 1999
7. Contact info: James Risen, New York Times Journalist
New York Times
Phone: (212) 556-7652

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