Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, CBS News - Spring '22
Wesley Lowery served as a correspondent for 60 Minutes+, the streaming version of CBS News' iconic broadcast 60 Minutes. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author, Lowery is one of the country's foremost journalists on issues of race, law enforcement, and social justice. Over the past decade, Lowery has extensively chronicled police shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement and interviewed leading newsmakers on these topics.
Since joining CBS News, Lowery has contributed on-the-ground reporting during several of the biggest stories of 2020, including the police killings of George Floyd and Jacob Blake, as well as COVID-19's disproportionate impact on black Americans.
For 60 Minutes+, Lowery reported a poignant and timely look at the rise in anti-Asian violence nationwide following the killings at Georgia spas. Lowery also offered the 60 Minutes+ audience an exclusive interview with San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin about the city's historic drug crisis and delivered a revealing report on what's being called a "Parallel Pandemic," as doctors and nurses across America face a mental health crisis after a year of treating COVID-19 patients.
Lowery joined CBS News from The Washington Post, where he led the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award in 2016 for the creation and analysis of a real-time database to track fatal police shootings in the United States. Another project, Murder With Impunity, which examined unsolved homicides in major American cities, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2019. Lowery began his career at The Boston Globe, where he was a part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for their breaking news coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Lowery's reporting and writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Lowery is a published author; his first book, The New York Times bestseller They Can't Kill Us All, was awarded the 2017 Christopher Isherwood prize for autobiographical prose by The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.
Wesley Lowery's discussion group focused on "The Media in This Moment."
Wesley Lowery is currently Executive Editor for the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a Journalist in Residence at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and a contributing editor to The Marshall Project.