William Wheeler has reported on political affairs from East Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Haiti, and the Middle East. He’s also covered immigrant detention in rural Virginia, and subterranean explorers in the sewers of New York City. He holds graduate degrees in journalism and international affairs from Columbia.
Last year he spent six months reporting on the politics of water and climate change in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh with his partner Anna-Katarina Gravgaard. Their work, which was sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, appeared in print and multimedia formats in outlets such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, TIME, Global Post, The Washington Times Magazine, Caravan Magazine, GOOD Magazine, and World Politics Review. His story on geopolitical tensions over the Indus River won an Earth Journalism Award at the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.
His ongoing reporting in Haiti follows the international nation-building effort to reconstruct a stronger and more sustainable country in the wake of the devastating January 12 earthquake.