Seth Freed Wessler is an independent reporter in New York and a Puffin Fellow with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. Seth is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute and was previously a staff reporter for NBCnews.com and Colorlines.com. He has reported for The Nation, ProPublica, This American Life, Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting, Elle Magazine, and Al Jazeera. In 2014 and 2015, Seth was a Soros media fellow. He won a Hillman Prize, an Izzy Award, a SABEW investigative award, and the Reporting Award from New York University, where he was a visiting scholar. Seth's reporting has spurred the passage of legislation, inspired advocacy campaigns, and led to shifts in federal and state policy. He has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air, MSNBC, The Leonard Lopate Show and Democracy Now.