Andrew W. Lehren joined The New York Times in 2005 as part of its newly formed computer-assisted reporting team. He has covered such subjects as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Hurricane Katrina, and religion and politics.
Before joining The Times, Mr. Lehren was an investigative producer for NBC. His work on "The Paper Chase," an investigation into insurance industry abuses, won the Loeb, IRE, George Polk, Edward R. Murrow, duPont-Columbia and Peabody awards, among others. His work on another documentary, "A Pattern of Suspicion," investigating racial profiling, won the IRE, duPont-Columbia and Murrow awards, as well as honors by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the American Bar Association. He has won three Emmy awards, including two for 9/11 coverage. He worked on the networks coverage of terrorism, the Iraq War and voting irregularities in Florida during the 2000 presidential election. His investigation into air bag safety sparked a recall of more than 200,000 automobiles.
From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Lehren worked at Investigative Reporters and Editors, where he oversaw part of its computer-assisted reporting operations. He later co-authored an IRE book on using geographic information systems for investigative reporting. He has taught hundreds of journalists at numerous training seminars on computer-assisted reporting.
For the Philadelphia Daily News, he investigated Small Business Administration lending irregularities. For Reuters, he reported on presidential campaigns and stateside visits by Nelson Mandela, Lech Walesa, the Dalai Lama, Vaclav Havel and Yitzhak Rabin. He has written for the National Law Journal, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and daily newspapers in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. He has won more than 50 state and local newspaper awards, and was a Knight Fellow at the University of Maryland for covering government financial issues.
Among other interests, he is a long-distance runner who has competed recently in the Boston and New York marathons.
Mr. Lehren received a B.A. in political science and journalism from Lehigh University, where he was associate editor of its newspaper and program director of its radio station. He was awarded a fellowship by the University of Missouri, where he graduated with honors with an M.A. in journalism. He currently teaches investigative reporting at the City University of New Yorks graduate school of journalism.