James Risen at Temple, Nov. 29

The Center for Public Interest Journalism and the Temple Department of Journalism present:

A chat with award-winning journalist James Risen

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 5:30 – 6:30 in Annenberg Hall, Room 304

James Risen is an investigative reporter for the New York Times, based in Washington. He was the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, the 2006 Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting, and was a member of the New York Times reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.

He joined the New York Times in 1998, after previously working at the Los Angeles Times.

Risen is the author of three books. The first was Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War (Basic Books, 1998), the first comprehensive history of the anti-abortion movement in the United States. The second, The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB (Random House, 2003), won the 2003 Cornelius Ryan Award from the Overseas Press Club as the best non-fiction book on international affairs. His most recent book, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration (Free Press, 2006), was a national bestseller.

Risen is a graduate of Brown University, where he majored in history. He received a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Risen is married and has three children.

A recent article on Risen – https://www.rcfp.org/newsitems/index.php?i=12186