Jonathan M. Katz

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Jonathan M. Katz is a journalist and author. A regular freelance contributor to The New York Times, he has also written for The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Nautilus, The New Yorker online, and others. He was formerly the Associated Press correspondent in Haiti, where he survived and was the first to report the 2010 earthquake. He also broke the story that the United Nations was responsible for a post-quake cholera epidemic that killed thousands more.

Katz won the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism (now the James Foley Medal) in 2011, and the Overseas Press Club of America's Cornelius Ryan Award for his subsequent book on the earthquake and response, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster. Other recognition has included the National Headliners Award, J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award from Harvard and Columbia, and finalist nods from the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and Michael Kelly Award for the "fearless pursuit and expression of truth."

In seven years with AP, Katz reported across Latin America and the Caribbean, Washington, and New York, as well as Israel, Palestine, and China. He is a frequent guest on television and radio. Follow him on Twitter @KatzOnEarth.