Wesley Lowery Biography, Age, Parents, Wife, CNN, Pulitzer, Awards, Ferguson

Wesley Lowery Biography

Wesley Lowery is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning national reporter covering law enforcement, race, and justice for The Washington Post for CNN.

Wesley Lowery Age

Lowery was born in 1990 in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, United States. He is 29 years old as of 2019

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His mother and grandmother are white. He has a Caucasian mother and his father is dark-skinned. His brother’s nickname is “Grasshoppa” who easily pass for his twin.

Wesley Lowery Girlfriend | Wesley Lowery Wife

He is not married. He has kept his relationship personal, there is no evidence of him dating someone

Wesley Lowery Education | Wesley Lowery Ohio University

He studied at Shaker Heights High School and Ohio University. While in college, he was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Post, he interned at The Detroit News, The Columbus Dispatch, and The Wall Street Journal.

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He was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, and then moved to the Boston Globe, in 2013, he becomes a general assignment political reporter and covered topics including Boston’s mayoral race, the murder trial of the NFL’s Aaron Hernandez, and the manhunt for the Boston marathon bombers.

Wesley Lowery Awards

He was named “Emerging Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists in 2014. In the Washington Post, in 2015, the Washingtonian described him as the paper’s “rising star…a terrific reporter” with a track record for “establishing deep sources, writing colorful solo pieces, and contributing to team coverage.”

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He covered the Ferguson protests for The Post in August 2014. He was then arrested together with Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly on August 13, in a McDonald’s. In 2015, they were charged by St. Louis County prosecutors with trespassing and interfering with a police officer. The prosecutors dropped all charges in May 2016 in exchange for an agreement that the reporters would not sue the county.

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Wesley Lowery Pulitzer

He was a lead on the Post’s “Fatal Force” project, a database that tracked 990 police shootings in 2015. The most systematic data available came from databases compiled by independent, grassroots organizations like Fatal Encounters, Operation Ghetto Storm, Stolen Lives Project, and Killed by Police. The project won 2016 the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and in 2017, a pilot program was announced by the Justice Department to start collecting a more comprehensive set of use-of-force statistics in 2017.

Wesley Lowery Net Worth

He must be making a good salary  from CNN. his net worth is still an underestimation, it will soon be updated

Wesley Lowery Interview

‘They Can’t Kill Us All’ captures the complexities of modern journalism

“They Can’t Kill Us All,” a new book by my colleague Wesley Lowery, is a brief guide to many of the deaths that sparked Black Lives Matter, and to many of the personalities that emerged around what Lowery has described as something better understood as an ideology than a movement. And I think the book ought also to be read as a primer about the many granular challenges involved in doing journalism today.

Reporting is easy to criticize from the outside, but one service Lowery does in “They Can’t Kill Us All” is to walk readers through precisely how he does his work.

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Wesley Lowery Photo

He explains how he makes connections: In Missouri, for example, he had help from Chris King, the editor of an African American weekly newspaper, who took on some of the same duties that a fixer might perform for a reporter who is stationed overseas. He acknowledges the inherently invasive nature of the job, the fact that reporting involves “showing up on what is either the best or the worst day of your life,” though he doesn’t note or explore the intriguing parallel between reporting and police work in that aspect of the job.

Lowery captures his own awkwardness when interviewing the families of the dead, “stammering through a preamble that is as much an apology for the fact that I’m in this person’s face asking questions at a time like this as it is a setup for the questions themselves. Can you tell me about Walter? What will you remember about him?” And he reminds readers of the strain of the job in recounting an incident where he was reprimanded for his tweets about the death of Walter Scott, who was shot by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, whose trial is ongoing as I write these words.

“I was acting out, having a tantrum, because I didn’t want to get on a plane to South Carolina. I was tired,” Lowery writes. “The dead looked like my father, my younger brothers, and me. The way they were dehumanized by cable news talking heads stung me sharply, piercing the layer of emotional detachment I had learned to acquire since being thrust into the story in Ferguson.”

Critics of journalists who believe there is such a thing as perfect objectivity seem unlikely to pick up “They Can’t Kill Us All” in the first place, but I would be curious to know if such people could maintain the perfect control they demand while working at the same pace and under the same conditions of strain.

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