Sam Dolnick is an assistant managing editor of The New York Times who oversees The Times' audio reporting, its work in film and television, and other digital projects. He helped launch The Daily, one of the top podcasts in the country, as well as The Weekly, The Times' television show on FX and Hulu, where he's an executive producer. Before that he helped launch The Times' early experiments in virtual reality and other mobile journalism initiatives. He serves on the board of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Sam won the George Polk Award for Justice Reporting in 2013 for his year-long investigation into dysfunction inside New Jersey's privately run halfway houses. Before joining the masthead, he worked as a deputy sports editor overseeing investigative and feature stories about amateur cage-fighting, horse racing, and the Sochi Olympics. He joined The Times in 2009 as a metro reporter covering the Bronx and immigrant communities across the city. He has written features for the Magazine, including a profile of the Sinaloa cartel's 90 year-old drug mule, and for Style, where he wrote about a man who decided to become the most ignorant person in Trump's America. Before joining The Times, Sam worked as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press in New Delhi, where he covered India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. He began his career as a reporter at the Staten Island Advance.