Andrea Elliott (2019) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times. Her five-part series, “Invisible Child,” won the George Polk Award, among other honors, and prompted city officials to remove more than 400 children from substandard homeless shelters. Elliott has reported extensively on the lives of Muslims in a post-9/11 America, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for her series, “An Imam in America.” She is the recipient of prizes from the Whiting Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and the New York Press Club. Elliott has received honorary doctorates from Occidental College and from Niagara University, which cited her “courage, perseverance and a commitment to fairness for those without a public voice rarely demonstrated among writers today.” In May 2015, she was the awarded Columbia University’s Medal for Excellence.
Andrea is currently working on “Invisible Child,” a work of narrative nonfiction that examines child poverty in modern America, as told through the life of one homeless girl in Brooklyn.