David Nathaniel Philipps, born in 1977, is an American journalist and author. He was named a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, which cited "his painstaking stories on the spike in violence within the Band of Brothers, a battered combat brigade returning to Fort Carson after bloody deployments to Iraq, leading to increased mental health care for soldiers."
Philipps also won the 2009 Livingston Award for his reporting on violence in infantry troops returning from Iraq. Philipps' book, Lethal Warriors chronicles how the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 12th Infantry Regiment, stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, produced a high number of murders after soldiers returned from unusually violent combat tours. Philipps worked for eight years as an enterprise reporter at the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Philipps gained attention in 2012 when U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar threatened to punch him out while Philipps was trying to report on troubles in the department's wild horse program. Philipps' subsequent reporting led to state and federal investigation of the wild horse program and its largest horse buyer.