Andrea Elliott

Andrea Elliott is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. In 2013, her five-part series, “Invisible Child,” followed the life of an 11-year-old homeless girl in Brooklyn, winning the George Polk award, among other honors. The series brought new attention to the plight of poor children, prompting city officials to remove more than 400 children from substandard shelters. Before focusing on poverty, Ms. Elliott reported extensively the lives of Muslims in post- 9/11 America. Ms. Elliott’s three-part series, “An Imam in America,” was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Her cover stories for The New York Times Magazine include investigative profiles of a young jihadist from Alabama, a preacher trained at Yale and a groundbreaking report on Moroccan suicide bombers that was a finalist for the 2008 National Magazine Award for Reporting. Ms. Elliott’s work has been honored by the Overseas Press Club, the Scripps Howard awards, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and the New York Press Club. Her writing has been featured in the collections “Best Newspaper Writing” and “Islam for Journalists: A Primer on Covering Muslim American Communities in America.” Ms. Elliott came to The Times from the Miami Herald, where she was a metropolitan reporter. Raised in Washington, D.C. by a Chilean mother and an American father, she graduated from Occidental College and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband, the journalist Tim Golden, live with their two daughters in New York City. Ms. Elliott is currently working on a book.