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Seymour Hersh IPS

Seymour Hersh

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author is also a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a five-time Polk winner and recipient of the 2004 George Orwell Award.  He first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He began his career in journalism as a police reporter for the City News Bureau in 1959 and later became a correspondent for United Press International. In 1963, he went on to become a Chicago and Washington correspondent for the Associated Press. During the 1968 presidential election, he served as press secretary for Senator Eugene McCarthy’s campaign. He then returned to journalism as a freelancer covering the Vietnam War and his exposure of the My Lai massacre won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. From 1972 to 1975, and again in 1979, Hersh worked as a reporter for the Washington bureau of The New York Times. He has written several books including The Dark Side of Camelot and Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib.  His 1983 book The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House won him the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Timesbook prize. 

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  • Job Title:

    Pulitzer Prize Winner & Writer

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    United States