Robert O’Harrow
Staff Writer

Robert O’Harrow Jr. is a reporter with the investigative unit of The Washington Post who has focused on privacy, national security, federal contracting and the financial world. In two decades at The Post, he has won multiple journalism awards. They include the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Zero Day, a series about cybersecurity and cyberwar, and a regional Emmy for a Zero Day video. O’Harrow previously won the top prize from Investigative Reporters and Editors for exposing fraud, waste and abuse in homeland security contracting. O’Harrow has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice, most recently in 2009 for a series of explanatory stories about the global financial crisis, and a four-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for business writing. He is the 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 Journalism Award.

Latest by Robert O’Harrow

D.C. Council agrees to overhaul asset forfeiture program

D.C. Council agrees to overhaul asset forfeiture program

In a unanimous vote, the council endorsed a reform bill that gives property owners more rights.

D.C. police make plans for cash from seizures before they occur

D.C. police make plans for cash from seizures before they occur

STOP AND SEIZE | The police chief said the department’s focus is not on generating revenue.

Suit could illuminate police asset-seizure practices

Suit could illuminate police asset-seizure practices

Two men contend Iowa officers violated their constitutional rights by taking their money during a traffic stop.

House lawmaker questions asset forfeiture program

Rep. Sensenbrenner said the “implications on civil liberties are dire” in a letter to the attorney general.