Seth Freed Wessler is an independent reporter in New York and a Puffin Reporting Fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. He 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. He has reported for 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 Izzy Award, the Investigative Prize from the Society of American Business Editors and Reporters, the Reporting Award from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism. 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.