Hersh, Seymour


Hersh, Seymour
Hersh in 2004
BORN Seymour Myron Hersh
April 8, 1937 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
ALMA MATER University of Chicago
OCCUPATION Journalist, writer
SPOUSE(S) Elizabeth Sarah Klein (m. 1958)
AWARDS Polk Award (1969, 1973, 1974, 1981, 2004)[1][2]
Pulitzer Prize (1970)[3]
George Orwell Award (2004)[4]

Seymour MyronSyHersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American investigative journalist and political writer based in Washington, D.C. He is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine on national security matters and has also written for the London Review of Books since 2013.[5][6]

Hersh first gained 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. In 2004, he notably reported on the US military‘s mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. He has also won two National Magazine Awards and five George Polk Awards. In 2004, he received the George Orwell Award.[7]

Source: Seymour Hersh – Wikipedia