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Adam Goldman      

National Security Reporter at The Washington Post

Adam Goldman reports on The Washington Post's investigative team in Washington, D.C., where he has focused on national security since 2010. He has broken many terrorism-related stories such as identity of the courier who led the CIA to Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and the lack of accountability at the spy agency. When not reporting on the CIA or FBI, Goldman has made a specialty out of parachuting into stories and making sources on the fly. He mucked around in the Mississippi mud in the days following Katrina; gone to Chicago without warm socks to report on the indictment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich; and documented corruption in Kabul, Afghanistan. He once tracked down Levi Johnston in Wasilla, Alaska and persuaded him talk for the first time and he was part of a team sent to South Carolina to get then former Gov. Mark Sanford to come clean about his adultery (Sanford did).

Goldman graduated from the University of Maryland in 1995. After college he immigrated to Israel, returning to the U.S. in 1998. He skipped journalism school and instead worked at newspapers in Virginia and Alabama covering cops and city hall. Goldman joined the AP in 2002, where he wrote about gambling and tourism in a once-booming Las Vegas. In 2005, he moved to NYC as a general assignment reporter and covered many big stories such as the Miracle on the Hudson and an attempted 2009 plot to bomb the subway system.

Goldman is the recipient on numerous journalism awards. Most recently, Goldman and three other AP reporters were awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for their series documenting the New York Police Department’s secret surveillance of Muslim and minority neighborhoods since the 9/11 terror attacks. The NYPD series also won the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, a George Polk Award, the Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award and the Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association. The series was also an IRE finalist.

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