Charlie Savage is a newspaper reporter in Washington, D.C., with the New York Times, which he joined in May 2008. In 2007, when employed by the Boston Globe, he was the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on the issue of Presidential Signing Statements, specifically the use of such statements by the Bush administration.
He writes about the Supreme Court, homeland security, and US detention and interrogation policies at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere in the War on Terrorism. Savage is particularly known for his articles about the George W. Bush administration's controversial legal theories.
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1975, Savage earned an undergraduate degree in English and American literature and language from Harvard College in 1998 and a master's degree in 2003 from Yale Law School, where he was a Knight Foundation journalism fellow. He began his reporting career in 1999 as a staff writer for the Miami Herald, where he covered local and state government and occasionally reviewed movies. Before he moved to the Boston Globe in 2003, his articles appeared under the byline "Charles Savage."
On Constitution Day, September 17, 2007, the Constitution Project awarded Savage the first Award for Constitutional Commentary for his authorship of Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency & the Subversion of American Democracy.
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- Charlie Savage homepage
- Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy * "The War & Peace Report..." interview with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on DemocracyNow.org (October 12, 2007)
- "Fresh Air" interview on NPR (September 5, 2007)
- Articles that won the Pulitzer Prize
- Archived Miami Herald movie reviews via Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic
- Article by Savage, on signing statements