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investigative journalist

Clifford J. Levy, American investigative journalist. Recipient George Polk award for local reporting, 1998, Pulitzer prize for investigative reporting, 2003, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award for international reporting, 2009.


Levy, Clifford J. was born on June 15, 1967 in New Rochelle, New York, United States.


Degree in Public Policy and International Affairs, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1989.


Levy is a graduate of New Rochelle High School and Princeton University in 1989. He was a reporter for the New York bureau of United Press International. In 1990, he joined The New York Times as a news assistant, and was promoted to reporter in 1992.

He served as chief of the Albany bureau as a political reporter, City Hall correspondent and Newark correspondent. Since 2000, he had been a special projects reporter for the Times' Metro desk. In 2002, he wrote a series "Broken Homes" on the abuse of mentally ill adults in state-regulated homes.

He broke the story on New York State Medicaid fraud in 2005. From 2007 to 2011, Levy was the Times 's Moscow bureau chief. The jury awarded their "dogged reporting that put a human face on the faltering justice system in Russia, remarkably influencing the discussion inside the country.".

Shortly before, in March 2011, Levy was named deputy editor of The New York Times's Metro section. Levy is married to Juliane Dressner.


  • 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Media in Video for "My 's Experiment in Extreme Schooling" 2011 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting2010 George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award2003 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for "Broken Homes" 1998 George Polk Award for Local Reporting.


Married Juliane Dressner. 3 children.

Juliane Dressner