Josh Meyer Joins NBC News Investigative Unit

By Mark Joyella Comment

Josh Meyer will join NBC News as senior investigative reporter, joining NBC’s DC-based investigative unit.

Meyer spent 20 years as a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times, and currently serves as the director of education and outreach at the Medill Journalism School National Security Journalism Initiative.

NBC senior investigative producer Richard Esposito announced the hire in a memo to staff, describing Meyer as the author of significant books on international terrorism, including The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of The Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, which the New York Times named an Editors’ Choice.

Here’s Esposito’s full memo:

I’m really pleased to announce that NBC News has hired Josh Meyer as a senior investigative reporter. Josh will join intelligence and national security reporter Ken Dilanian and investigative producer Rich Gardella on the Investigative Unit’s Washington-based team. Josh is currently the director of education and outreach of the Medill Journalism School National Security Journalism Initiative. He will continue in that role as well as his role as McCormick Lecturer in National Security Studies. Recently Josh co-authored “The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of The Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,’’ which the New York Times hailed as an Editors’ Choice work of major significance. At the Los Angeles Times, Meyer was a staff writer for 20 years, the last nine as its terrorism/national security reporter in Washington. He won or shared in numerous local, state and national awards at the paper, including two staff Pulitzer Prizes and also an Overseas Press Club award for his investigative reporting before 9/11 on Al Qaeda’s efforts to establish a covert U.S. presence and to launch attacks on U.S. soil. Josh also serves on the board of directors and the executive board of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., the oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting.

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