Seth Freed Wessler is an investigative reporter and a fellow at Type Investigations (formerly called The Nation Institute). He has reported for The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, ProPublica, the Smithsonian Magazine, This American Life, Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting, and other outlets.
Seth has been a staff reporter for NBCnews.com and Colorlines.com and a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, a Soros Media Fellow, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, and a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. His work on immigration enforcement, federal prisons and social services has spurred legislative reforms, inspired advocacy campaigns, and led to shifts in federal and state policy.
Seth has been awarded a Peabody Award, the Hillman Prize, the John Bartlow Martin Award, the Izzy Award, the Investigative Prize business reporting from SABEW, the Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism from NAHJ, the Immigration Journalism Prize from the French-American Foundation and the John Jay/Guggenheim Award for Criminal Justice Reporting He has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air, WNYC, Democracy Now, and MSNBC.