Betsy Reed became Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept in 2015. Since then, The Intercept has earned many awards — and millions of readers — with its fearless reporting on a range of issues, from war, surveillance, and U.S. politics to the environment, technology, prisons, the death penalty, the media, and more.
Among the awards The Intercept has won under Reed’s tenure are a George Polk Award, a National Magazine Award, a Sidney Hillman Prize, the Innocence Network Journalism Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. The Intercept Brasil, launched in 2016, has achieved wide recognition for its groundbreaking journalism in Brazil.
Prior to joining The Intercept, Reed was executive editor of The Nation, where she led the magazine’s investigative coverage while also editing and writing political commentary.
She has edited several best-selling books, including Jeremy Scahill’s “Blackwater” and “Dirty Wars,” as well as the essay collections “Unnatural Disaster: The Nation on Hurricane Katrina” and “Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror.” In 2008, she and Richard Kim co-edited the New York Times bestselling essay collection “Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare.”
The Iran CablesThe Story Behind the Iran Cables
A note from the editors and a video discussion hosted by Jeremy Scahill.
Secret Brazil ArchiveThe Bolsonaro Government’s Aggressive Response Shows Why Our Reporting on the Secret Brazil Archive Is So Vital
Justice Minister Moro and his defenders are trying to distract attention away from their own misconduct by fixating on the actions of those who revealed it.
Secret Brazil ArchiveHow and Why The Intercept Is Reporting on a Vast Trove of Materials About Brazil’s Operation Car Wash and Justice Minister Sergio Moro
A massive archive of previously undisclosed materials reveals systematic wrongdoing among powerful officials — and the public has a right to know.
Statement on the Indictment of Alleged Drone Strike Whistleblower
The alleged whistleblower faces up to 50 years in prison. No one has ever been held accountable for killing civilians in drone strikes.