Joe Stephens
Staff Writer

Joe Stephens joined The Washington Post in 1999 and specializes in in-depth enterprise reporting. His reporting from the U.S. and abroad has won more than a dozen national honors, including three George Polk Awards. With colleagues, he has written three series that have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, including an examination of the growth of the nation’s largest environmental organization and an investigation into abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Other topics on which he has written extensively include the presidential race, political corruption, nonprofit organizations, the war against terrorism, Afghan reconstruction, the federal judiciary and drug experiments conducted on children in the Third World. He was part of The Washington Post staff when it was collectively awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of events related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Joe is Ferris Professor in residence at Princeton University.