Eric Lichtblau is an author and investigative reporter in Washington who has won two Pulitzer Prizes in journalism in writing about national security and law enforcement affairs.
He is the author of the best-selling The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men, as well as Bush’s Law: The Remaking of American Justice; and Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee's Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis. He is currently working on a book on the alarming surge in hate crimes carried out by white supremacists.
Lichtblau was a Washington reporter for the New York Times for fifteen years from 2002-2017 and for the the Los Angeles Times for fifteen years before that, concentrating on national security, law enforcement and legal affairs. He earned Pulitzer Prizes in 2018 as part of the New York Times team that examined President Trump's Russia ties, and in 2006 for the Times' stories revealing the existence of the secret NSA surveillance program approved by President George W. Bush after the Sept. 11 attack. His work has also been recognized with numerous other awards, including the Goldsmith Award, the Silver Gavel Award, and two other Pulitzer-winning teams at the Los Angeles Times.
He has also written during his career for The New Yorker, TIME, the Washington Post, The Intercept, and other publications. He has made frequent appearances on CNN, CSPAN, PBS, NPR, BBC, and many other media outlets. He has also given numerous speeches and made appearances at at Harvard University, Cornell, Georgetown, UCLA, the University of Southern California, the University of Oregon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and many other academic institutions.
He graduated from Cornell University in 1987 with a double major in English and government, and he lives outside Washington D.C. with his wife and children.
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