Seth Freed Wessler is an independent reporter in New York and a Puffin Fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. He is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and was previously a staff reporter for NBCnews.com and Colorlines.com. Seth has reported for The Nation, ProPublica, This American Life, Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting, Elle Magazine, and Al Jazeera. He was a Soros journalism fellow, a visiting Scholar at NYU’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute and a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Seth has won numerous awards including the Hillman Prize, the Izzy Award, the investigative prize from the Society of American Business Editors and Reporters, and the Reporting Award from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Seth’s work on immigration enforcement, the safety net, and federal prisons has spurred legislative reforms, 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.