FORMER WASHINGTON POST EDITOR AND REPORTER JOINS NECIR
Ted Gup, an award-winning investigative reporter, editor and author is joining the New England
Center for Investigative Reporting as Investigations Editor. Ted is a former investigative
reporter and editor for The Washington Post working under Bob Woodward. He later wrote
for Time magazine covering Congress and serving as Washington investigative correspondent.
His investigative work has focused on Congress, the CIA, the Smithsonian, the National
Cancer Institute, the Pentagon, the environment, race, Continuity of Government, and issues of
Ted will be working on investigative projects with NECIR co-directors Maggie Mulvihill and
“We are honored to have Ted join with us in our effort to produce the highest quality
investigative reporting in our region. His experience and depth of reporting will be a valuable
asset for NECIR,” Bergantino said.
Ted has written three nonfiction books: “A Secret Gift ,” (Penguin Press, Nov. 2010; “Nation of
Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life” (Doubleday, 2007) winner of
the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and “The Book of
Honor: Covert Lives And Classified Deaths At The CIA” (Doubleday, 2000.)
He has been a frequent guest on news programs and has written for Smithsonian, National
Geographic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Slate, GQ, Mother Jones, Columbia
Journalism Review, NPR, The Washington Post and other publications. Ted has been a Pulitzer
finalist in national reporting, and recipient of the George Polk Award, the Worth Bingham Prize,
the Gerald Loeb Award and the Book-of-the-Year Award from Investigative Reporters and
Editors. He has been a grantee of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a Fellow
of Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics & Public Policy, a Guggenheim
Fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar (to China.) In 2009, he became professor and chair of the
journalism department at Emerson College in Boston.
Gup studied classics as an undergraduate at Brandeis and Trinity College, Dublin. Later he
studied law at Case Western Reserve University and was admitted to the DC bar. He is currently
a fellow of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.