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Andrew W. Lehren

NBC News
Senior Investigative Editor
Andrew W. Lehren is a Senior Investigative Ediotor at NBC News, and has worked on a  range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one  of The New York Times’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of  diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo  detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a  bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer  Prize-winning series that examined substandard Chinese chemicals  tainting U.S. pharmaceuticals. He probed the Snowden files, and his  recent stories on military hospitals led to a Pentagon overhaul. He has  covered the BP oil spill, Olympic sports, mining disasters, and abuses  in a major railroad’s pension system. Before joining The Times, he was  an investigative producer at NBC News, where his work included covering  9/11 and terrorism. His investigative documentaries examined racially  biased policing, defective automobiles, and how a major insurance  company worked with an elaborate system to defraud its own customers. He  has won numerous awards, including a Polk, Peabody, two duPont-Columbia  batons and Edward R. Murrow investigative awards, Emmys, three  Investigative Reporters & Editors awards, an Overseas Press Club  honor, and a Daniel Pearl investigative award. His investigative  reporting class at CUNY has also won the Investigative Reporters &  Editors award for best student investigation in the nation. He has  worked for Investigative Reporters & Editors, overseeing its  computer-assisted reporting operation. He has written for Reuters, the  Philadelphia Daily News, JazzTimes, and The National Law Journal. He  earned degrees from the University of Missouri and Lehigh  University.