Murray Waas/External Links 2005-2008

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Murray Waas is an investigative reporter. This is an index of external links and articles from 2005-2008 for articles from there and other online sources as well.

He has perhaps most recently best known for his reporting about the misuse of prewar intelligence by the Bush administration to make the case to go to war with Saddam Hussein, the federal investigation of the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identify, the firings of nine U.S. attorneys, and the politicization of the Justice Department.

Waas is a contributing editor of the National Journal and also regularly reports and writes for the Atlantic and ABC News. In past years, Waas has also reported and written for the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Harper's, the New Republic, and numerous other publications, according to his biography on Wikipedia.

In 1993, Murray Waas was named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the category of national reporting for stories he wrote for the Los Angeles Times about the prewar policies of the Reagan and first Bush administration leading up to first Gulf War. The Pulitzer committee cited the work of Waas and reporter Douglas Frantz for their thoroughly 'documenting the clandestine effort of the U.S. government to supply money and weapons to Iraq in the 1980's and up to the weeks before the Gulf War."

That same year, Waas was also a winner of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School's Goldsmith Prize. Additionally, he has been a fellow with the Alicia Patterson Foundation.

GQ Magazine recently named Waas as one of four of "The Best Reporters You Don't Know About," saying:

"Years of groundbreaking watchdog journalism have resulted in this nickname: the new Bob Woodward. His pieces on the Plame leaks and U.S. attorney firings inadvertently provided candidates with more ammunition against the current administration than any campaign strategist could hope for."

Press about Murray Waas:


Goldsmith Prize, 1992.

Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, in the category of national reporting, 1993.

Bartlett-Steele Award, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State Journalism, 2010.

"Best-in-Business, Investigative Reporting, Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), 2010.