Journalist Speakers

Our award-winning journalist speakers give behind-the-scenes insight into the stories shaping the news. Their vast experience, curiosity, and passion make for riveting and enlightening lectures.

Alisyn Camerota

Author, journalist, and anchor of the CNN morning news program New Day.

John Carreyrou

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller Bad Blood

Jean Guerrero

Award-winning multimedia reporter and author of the memoir, Crux

Charlie Warzel

Award-winning technology reporter and co-author of Out of Office

Lawrence Wright

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower and staff writer for The New Yorker

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Elliot Ackerman

International relations expert, bestselling novelist, journalist, and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Matt Bai

Columnist for The Washington Post and author of All the Truth is Out

Shane Bauer

Investigative reporter and author of American Prison

Moustafa Bayoumi

Journalist and author of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America

Susan Casey

New York Times-bestselling author of The Underworld and former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine

Casey Cep

New York Times bestselling author of Furious Hours and New Yorker staff writer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Between the World and Me and The Water Dancer

Steve Coll

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, New Yorker staff writer, and author of Ghost Wars and Directorate S

Adam Davidson

Co-founder of Planet Money, award-winning journalist, and author of The Passion Economy

David Ewing Duncan

Award-winning science and technology journalist and bestselling author of Talking to Robots

Dexter Filkins

Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent and author of The Forever War

Dr. Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist and author of Five Days at Memorial, M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford

Franklin Foer

National correspondent for The Atlantic, New America Foundation fellow, and former editor of The New Republic

Joshua Green

Political journalist and #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Devil’s Bargain

Shane Harris

Investigative journalist and author of The Watchers

Robert Kolker

Award-winning journalist and instant #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Hidden Valley Road

Charlie LeDuff

American journalist, media personality, and author of Detroit: An American Autopsy

Jill Leovy

Author of the New York Times-bestselling book, Ghettoside

Ariel Levy

Author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir The Rules Do Not Apply

Steve Lopez

Author of The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

Roger Lowenstein

Financial journalist and bestselling author of The End of Wall Street

Amanda Lucidon

Obama White House photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and New York Times-bestselling author

Lauren Markham

Journalist and author of The Far Away Brothers and A Map of Future Ruins

Bethany McLean

Vanity Fair contributing editor and co-author of All the Devils are Here and the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room

Rebecca Mead

Author of literary memoir My Life In Middlemarch, New Yorker staff writer

Barry Meier

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter behind the Netflix hit, “Painkiller”

Jenny Nordberg

Award-winning investigative reporter, foreign correspondent, and author of The Underground Girls of Kabul

Eduardo Porter

Economics reporter at The New York Times and author of American Poison

Carla Power

Journalist and author of Pulitzer Prize finalist If the Oceans Were Ink

Ahmed Rashid

Journalist and author of Descent into Chaos and Pakistan on the Brink

Hanna Rosin

Journalist and author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women

Mark Sundeen

Award-winning author of The Man Who Quit Money and The Unsettlers

Gary Taubes

Science and health journalist, nutrition expert, and bestselling author

Tom Vanderbilt

Journalist and New York Times-bestselling author of Traffic

Nicholas Wade

Freelance writer and former science reporter for The New York Times

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically-acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste

Tim Wu

Former White House Antitrust Advisor, Columbia Law School Professor, and author of The Curse of Bigness and The Attention Merchants

Carl Zimmer

New York Times columnist and award-winning science journalist