Senior Editor, NBC News Investigations • Adjunct Faculty, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY • Former Reporter, The New York Times
2019 Speaker

New York City

Andrew Lehren is a senior editor on the NBC News investigations team. Most recently he led their examination of the global medical device industry in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Previously Lehren spent almost 13 years as a reporter at the New York Times, working on a range of national, international and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. Lehren examined the Snowden trove of top-secret spy documents, and he contributed to the Pulitzer Prize–winning series that examined substandard Chinese chemicals tainting U.S. pharmaceuticals. 

Before joining the Times, Lehren was an investigative producer at NBC News. His investigative documentaries examined racially biased policing, defective automobiles, and how a major insurance company defrauded its own customers. 

Lehren has won numerous awards, including a Polk, a Peabody, two duPont-Columbia batons and Edward R. Murrow investigative awards, Emmys, three Investigative Reporters and Editors awards, an Overseas Press Club honor, and a Daniel Pearl investigative award.  

He is the director of investigative reporting at the City University of New York Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where his investigative reporting class has won the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for best student investigation in the nation. He has also taught at the Columbia Journalism School.

Lehren earned degrees from the University of Missouri and Lehigh University.