Duff Wilson is an American investigative reporter, formerly with The New York Times,[1] later with Reuters. He is the first two-time winner of the Harvard University Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting,[2] a two-time winner of the George Polk Award, and a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.


Wilson graduated from Western Washington University in 1976, and from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1982.[3][4]


He has worked for The Seattle Times, The New York Times and Reuters and has served on the board of Investigative Reporters and Editors.[5] Since 2010 he has taught investigative reporting at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[6] Wilson joined The New York Times in 2004. During his time there, Wilson covered topics such as pharmaceutical and tobacco industries along with sports-related investigations, mainly steroids. One article he wrote about the Duke Lacrosse Case garnered criticism, as the case unraveled.[7][8] Prior to working for The Times, he worked as an investigative projects reporter for The Seattle Times since 1989. Before working here, he worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Associated Press. At the Seattle PI, Wilson wrote that paper's story about Gary Little. Wilson is also a webmaster of Reporter's Desktop.[4]


Wilson's father and brother published a weekly newspaper in Washington.[4] He has two children with Barbara Wilson, a high school teacher.


  • Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret. HarperCollins. 2001. ISBN 978-0-06-019369-0.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 1998; 2002 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
  • 2001; 2003 George Polk Award for medical and local reporting
  • 2002 Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers[9]
  • May 2012 Sidney Award
  • 2003; 2002; 1998 three time Pulitzer finalist
  • Public-service awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors and the Newspaper Guild
  • 2002; Book-of-the-year honors from IRE for his book Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret[4]
  • USACBL champion


  1. ^ Wilson, Duff. "Duff Wilson Bio". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Local News | Times wins more honors for articles on 'Hutch' | Seattle Times Newspaper". community.seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. ^ "Duff Wilson". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on September 11, 2005.
  4. ^ a b c d "Duff Wilson". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.ire.org/cgi-bin/ask.cgi?t=%25alpha%25&s=RPD&q=duff+wilson+board[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Duff Wilson | School of Journalism". journalism.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  7. ^ http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/hey_wait_a_minute/2006/08/witness_for_the_prosecution.html
  8. ^ Wiedeman, Reeves. "The Duke Lacrosse Scandal and the Birth of the Alt-Right". Daily Intelligencer. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  9. ^ "Journal reporters win Loeb for Enron Coverage". The Wall Street Journal. June 26, 2002. p. B6.

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