WINNER: SPJ Golden Eyeshade Award (Best Magazine Writing)
June 22, 2021
I'm thrilled to make my debut in Smithsonian Magazine with this strange but true thriller about the swashbuckling 18th Century naturalist Andre Michaux, and the friendship with Thomas Jefferson that nearly ruined him. Hear a podcast, too.
The indictments of six people who were charged with plotting the Jan. 6 riot in the Capitol sets the stage for this profile in GQ.com. It shows the riot was fifty years in the making — not five months.
WINNER: National Headliner Award (Major News Event or Topic)
March 5, 2021
What's behind the advice sold by advocates for Truth & Reconciliation Commissions? In this award-winning deep dive for Mother Jones, Peter Keating and I reveal the conflicts-of-interest and agendas driving the far-flung Truth & Reconciliation Complex.