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Charlie Savage

Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Charlie Savage is a Washington correspondent for the New York Times. Charlie has been covering post-9/11 issues - including national security, individual rights, and the rule of law - since 2003, when he was a reporter for the Miami Herald. Later that year, he joined the Washington bureau of the Boston Globe; he then moved to the Washington bureau of the New York Times in 2008. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a former public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is presently a member of the steering committee for Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. His first book, Takeover, chronicles the Bush-Cheney administration's efforts to expand presidential power. His second book, Power Wars, is an investigative history of national-security legal policy during the Obama administration. Charlie's journalism honors include the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award; the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation's Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency; the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism; and the Constitution Project's Award for Constitutional Commentary. He is also a NBC/MSNBC contributor. Charlie graduated from Harvard College and earned an MA from Yale Law School as part of a Knight Foundation journalism fellowship.