Murray Waas is an independent journalist who often writes about national security matters and law enforcement, and where the two intersect.
He has worked most recently as the investigations editor for Vice, as an investigative reporter for Reuters, and as a senior correspondent for National Journal. He has also written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Vox, Foreign Policy, the American Prospect, and numerous other publications.
Waas has been a finalist for the Pultizer Prize for his reporting for the Los Angeles Times about the covert policies of the first Bush administration in the Middle East leading up to the first U.S. war with Iraq.
He has been a winner of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, a winner of the Barlett & Steele Prize for Business Investigative Reporting, and a winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers investigative reporting prize.