Reporter, Investigative Unit, The Washington Post
Robert O’Harrow Jr. is a reporter on the Investigative Unit of the Washington Post. He is writing an ongoing series of explanatory stories about cybersecurity called Zero Day. In more than two decades at The Post, he has won multiple journalism awards, including the top prize from Investigative Reporters and Editors for a series about government contracting fraud, waste and abuse. O’Harrow has twice been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, most recently in 2009 for a series of explanatory stories about the global financial crisis. He is author of the 2005 book, “No Place to Hide,” about data profiling, surveillance and national security. He was co-producer of a radio documentary by the same name. In 2003, he won the Carnegie Mellon Cybersecurity Award.