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Andy Lehren

New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined substandard Chinese chemicals tainting U.S. pharmaceuticals. He probed the Snowden files, and his recent stories on military hospitals led to a Pentagon overhaul. He has covered the BP oil spill, Olympic sports, mining disasters, and abuses in a major railroad’s pension system. Before joining The Times, he was an investigative producer at NBC News, where his work included covering 9/11 and terrorism. His investigative documentaries examined racially biased policing, defective automobiles, and how a major insurance company worked with an elaborate system to defraud its own customers. He has won numerous awards, including a Polk, Peabody, two duPont-Columbia batons and Edward R. Murrow investigative awards, Emmys, three Investigative Reporters & Editors awards, an Overseas Press Club honor, and a Daniel Pearl investigative award. His investigative reporting class at CUNY has also won the Investigative Reporters & Editors award for best student investigation in the nation. He has worked for Investigative Reporters & Editors, overseeing its computer-assisted reporting operation. He has written for Reuters, the Philadelphia Daily News, JazzTimes, and The National Law Journal. He earned degrees from the University of Missouri and Lehigh University.Twitter: @lehrennyt