Michael Isikoff

Since joining Newsweek as an Investigative Correspondent in 1994, Michael Isikoff has broken numerous stories on terrorism, the Abu Ghraib scandal, campaign-finance and congressional ethics abuses, presidential politics and other national issues. He is the co-author of the weekly online Web column "Terror Watch," which won the 2005 award from the Society of Professional Journalists for best investigative reporting online, and his 2002 cover story on U.S. intelligence failures that preceded the 9-11 attacks, along with related articles, was honored with the Investigative Reporters and Editors' top prize for investigative reporting in magazine journalism. He was also honored, along with a team of Newsweek reporters, by the Society of Professional Journalists for his coverage of Abu Ghraib, for which he had obtained exclusive internal government memos. Isikoff was part of the Newsweek team that won a 2001 Overseas Press Club award and a 2002 National Magazine award for articles about terrorism, while his exposes about the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the events leading up to Clinton's impeachment earned him additional awards. He is the author of "Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story," which was named the best non-fiction book of 1999 by the Book of the Month Club. From 1981-94, Isikoff worked at the Washington Post, where he covered the Justice Department, the Persian Gulf War, international drug trafficking and financial news. Before joining the Post, he was a reporter at the now-defunct Washington Star. He is a graduate of Washington University, and has a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern (Medill).

contact: michael.isikoff@newsweek.com

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