Seth Freed Wessler is an investigative reporter and a Puffin Fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. He has reported for The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, ProPublica, This American Life, Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting, Elle Magazine, and Al Jazeera. He has won numerous awards including the Hillman Prize, the John Bartlow Martin Award, the Izzy Award, the Investigative Prize from the Society of American Business Editors and Reporters, the Reporting Award from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, the Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism from NAHJ, and the Immigration Journalism Prize from the French-American Foundation.
Seth was previously a staff reporter for NBCnews.com and Colorlines.com and has been a Soros Justice Media Fellow, a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, and a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Seth is 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. He has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air, WNYC, Democracy Now, and MSNBC.