Daniel Zwerdling is a correspondent in NPR's Investigations Unit. His acclaimed investigative and documentary reports appear on all of NPR's major news shows.
From 2002 to 2004, he was NPR's television correspondent on PBS' “NOW with Bill Moyers.” Prior to his television work, Zwerdling was senior host of NPR's “Weekend All Things Considered,” a post he held from 1993 until 1999. For more than a decade, Zwerdling covered environmental, health, science, and third world development issues as an investigative reporter for NPR News. He was based in Nairobi, Kenya for several of those years as he examined nations struggling to develop across Africa and South Asia. Before joining NPR in 1980, Zwerdling worked as a staff writer at The New Republic and as a freelance reporter. His work appeared in national publications such as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Review of Books.
Zwerdling has won numerous awards, including the Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, the Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Robert F. Kennedy awards for investigative reporting. He's also won the Overseas Press Club Foundation award for live coverage of breaking international news, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award, the National Press Club Award for consumer reporting, the Ohio State awards for international reporting, the James Beard award for reporting on the food industry, and the Champion-Tuck Award for economic reporting.
Recent Posts by Daniel Zwerdling
This comprehensive multimedia investigation delves into the ramifications of the signature wound of today’s wars: traumatic brain injury (TBI). Originally published by ProPublica and NPR in 2010.
In late 2006, Daniel Zwerdling reported for NPR on soldiers being punished, instead of treated, for having mental health problems. His groundbreaking reports led to investigation by the Senate, Pentagon and Government Accountability Office and widespread promises of reform.
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