Reporter covering social issues Education: University of Iowa, BA, political science and journalism; Columbia University, MA, international politics and journalism
Terrence McCoy covers social issues in urban and rural America. He is the recipient of numerous national awards, including the 2016 George Polk Award for stories that showed how companies in an obscure industry made millions of dollars from exploitative deals with the poor and disabled. He served in the Peace Corps in Cambodia. He joined The Washington Post in 2014.
Honors & Awards:
2013 Livingston Award for Young Journalists, finalist
2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award in feature writing
2013 Washington Post selection, one of the year's best nonfiction books
2014 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism
2016 Edgar A. Poe Award
2016 George Polk Award
2016 Heywood Broun Award
2016 Tobenkin Award for reporting on racial discrimination
2017 Best American Newspaper Narrative, first place
2017 Livingston Award for Young Journalists, finalist
2017 Best American Sports Writing
2018 Scripps Howard, Ernie Pyle Award, finalist
Foreign languages spoken: Khmer, Spanish Books by Terrence McCoy:
In a country where whites will lose majority status in about 25 years, and where research suggests demographic anxiety is contributing to many of the social fissures polarizing America, the story of the coming decades will in part be the story of how white people adapt to a changing country. It will be the story of people like Heaven Engle and Venson Heim.
"It was every day, searching. Not knowing if he'd been picked up or if he was dead, not knowing from the time you get up until the time you go to bed. It's such a hole ripped out of your heart and your soul."