|Education||Degree in journalism and French|
|Alma mater||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Known for||Investigating Boko Haram|
Dionne Searcey is an American investigative journalist currently working for The New York Times.
Dionne Searcey grew up in Wymore, Nebraska where she attended from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a degree in journalism and French. She began working as a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. She also worked for Newsday, The Seattle Times and the Chicago Tribune before she got a took a job with The Wall Street Journal. There she worked as a national legal correspondent and investigative reporter. Her area was the telecom industry until she moved to The New York Times in 2014 and began to write about the American economy. In 2015 Searcey became the West Africa bureau chief. She won the Michael Kelly Award for her reporting on Boko Haram as well as a citation by the Overseas Press Club. She was nominated for an Emmy for her stories on Boko Haram. She won a Pulitzer Prize with The New York Times in 2020 for International Reporting: Russian Assassins and her contribution from the Central African Republic. She received the 2020 Gerald Loeb Award for Breaking News for "Crash in Ethiopia". Her book In Pursuit of Disobedient Women was published in March 2020. Searcey is now the politics reporter at The New York Times. She is married with children and lives in Brooklyn.
References and sources
- Trounson, Rebecca (November 13, 2020). "Anderson School of Management announces 2020 Loeb Award winners in business journalism" (Press release). UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
- In Pursuit of Disobedient Women: A Memoir of Love, Rebellion, and Family, Far Away. 2020-03-10. ISBN 978-0-399-17985-3.
- "Dionne Searcey". PenguinRandomhouse.com. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
- "In Pursuit of Disobedient Women by Dionne Searcey: 9780399179853". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
- "Dionne Searcey". The New York Times. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
- "Dionne Searcey - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com". WSJ.
- "Dionne Searcey Wins 2018 Michael Kelly Award". The Atlantic. 2018-04-09. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
- "Why is Russia Suddenly So Interested in the Central African Republic?". Global Dispatches Podcast – Conversations about Foreign Policy and World Affairs. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
- "NYTimes biz desk hires Searcey from WSJ". Talking Biz News. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
- "Kathryn Bigelow Brings Awareness to Women Affected by Boko Haram in Powerful Campaign". LBBOnline. Retrieved 2019-12-19.