Seth Freed Wessler is an award-winning investigative reporter and a fellow at Type Investigations (formerly known as The Nation Institute). He has reported for The New York Times, Mother Jones, the Smithsonian Magazine, The Nation, This American Life, Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica.
Seth teaches at the CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism and is the co-founder of the Gumshoe Group, an initiative to expand open records access for independent journalists. He was previously a staff reporter for NBCnews.com and Colorlines.com, 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.
Seth's reporting has spurred legislative reforms, inspired advocacy campaigns, and led to changes in federal and state policy. He has won a Peabody Award, the Hillman Prize, the Sigma Delta Chi Award from SPJ, a Salute to Excellence Award from NABJ, the Investigative Prize business reporting from SABEW, the Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism from NAHJ, The Deadline Club Award, the John Bartlow Martin Award, the John Jay/Guggenheim Award for Criminal Justice Reporting, the Izzy Award, and was a National Magazine Award finalist. He has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air, WNYC, Democracy Now, ABC Nightline, and MSNBC.