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Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter and war correspondent and author of the international bestselling books "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield" and "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army." He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill has served as the National Security Correspondent for The Nation Magazine and Democracy Now!.
Scahill's work has sparked several Congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors. He was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book "Blackwater." Scahill is a producer and writer of the award-winning film "Dirty Wars," which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.