Tim Golden directs the original reporting efforts of The Marshall Project, including the investigative work of its staff and contributing reporters.
Golden was previously a Senior Writer at The New York Times, where he spent two decades as an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent and national correspondent. He was the paper’s bureau chief in Mexico City, San Francisco and the Bronx, and also wrote for The New York Times Magazine.
Before joining The Times, Golden was a foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald, running its bureaus in Central America and South America. He began his career as a reporter covering foreign policy issues in the Washington Bureau of United Press International.
Among Golden’s journalism honors are two shared Pulitzer Prizes: the 1998 award for International Reporting, for articles about the effects of drug corruption in Mexico, and the 1987 prize for National Reporting, for stories on the Iran-Contra affair.
Golden graduated from Dartmouth College with high honors in 1984. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and sits on the advisory board of the Nieman Foundation. He was also a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, where he began writing an investigative history of Guantanamo for The Penguin Press. He has also worked as a consultant on several feature and documentary films, including the Academy Award winners “Traffic” and “Taxi to the Dark Side.”