Nicholas Confessore

Nicholas Confessore is a political correspondent on the National Desk of The New York Times.[1]

Nick Confessore
Nicholas F Confessore

(1976-05-17) May 17, 1976 (age 44)

Early lifeEdit

Confessore grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College High School. He was a politics major at Princeton University, class of 1998. While at Princeton, he wrote for the weekly student newspaper, the Nassau Weekly.[2]


Confessore was previously an editor at the Washington Monthly[3] and a staff writer for The American Prospect. He has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe,, and other publications. At the age of 28, he won the 2003 Livingston Award for national reporting.[4]

He was part of a team of reporters who covered the downfall of New York governor Eliot Spitzer. He also won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting and the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Award for deadline reporting [5] from the Society of Professional Journalists[6] as part of the New York Times staff covering the Spitzer scandal.

He shared three Gerald Loeb Awards: the 2015 award for Beat Reporting for the story "Lobbying in America",[7] the 2016 award for Images/Graphics/Interactives for the story "Making Data Visual",[8] and the 2019 award for Investigative reporting for the series "Facebook, Disinformation and Privacy".[9]

Confessore wrote several critical stories in 2018 about social networking company Facebook. He is a cousin of the Winklevoss twins.


  1. ^ Nicholas Confessore, The New York Times. Retrieved February 2011.
  2. ^ Confessore, Nicholas. "Improving race relations". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  3. ^ Confessore, Nicholas, "Paradise Glossed", June 2004, Washington Monthly. Retrieved February 2011.
  4. ^ 2003 Winners Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine, The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Deadline reporting" is defined on the Society of Professional Journalists website as "published in the issue that directly follows the event". Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  6. ^ "2008 Sigma Delta Chi Award Honorees" Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  7. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2015 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  8. ^ Daillak, Jonathan (June 29, 2016). "UCLA Anderson School honors 2016 Gerald Loeb Award winners". UCLA. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  9. ^ Trounson, Rebecca (June 28, 2019). "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2019 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire (Press release). UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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