CJ Chivers

Reporter, The New York Times

C.J. Chivers, a former foreign correspondent, is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. His Pulitzer Prize-winning cover story for the Magazine in 2016 led to the release from an Illinois prison of an Afghan war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Mr. Chivers was a Marine Corps infantry veteran of the Persian Gulf War, and he also had peacekeeping duties during the Los Angeles riots in 1992 before transitioning to journalism in 1994. He joined The Times in 1999 and worked in the New York City police bureau through the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. He then became a foreign correspondent focusing on conflict, human rights, and the arms trade on assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Chechnya, Libya, Syria, and elsewhere. He is also the author of two books, including “The Fighters,” which chronicled the experiences of six American combatants in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Location: New York, New York, United States

Military Branch: U.S.Marine Corps