Eric Lipton

Eric S. Lipton (born August 13, 1965) is a reporter at The New York Times based in the Washington Bureau. He has been a working journalist for three decades, with stints at The Washington Post and the Hartford Courant, and he is also the co-author of a history of the World Trade Center.

Lipton joined The Times in 1999, covering the final years of the administration of New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, as well as the 2001 terror attacks. Since 2004, he has been based in the Washington bureau of The New York Times, where he is an investigative reporter who now writes about the Trump administration, as well as lobbying and corporate agendas in Congress. His previous assignments included the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, as well as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Lipton has won or participated in three Pulitzer Prizes, among numerous other journalism awards.

Eric Lipton
BornAugust 13, 1965
EducationUniversity of Vermont
Notable credit(s)
Pulitzer Prize winner (three times)
Spouse(s)Elham Dehbozorgi

Career and awards

Prior to working for The New York Times, he spent five years each at The Washington Post, the Hartford Courant, and the first two years of his newspaper career at the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Lipton is a 1987 graduate of the University of Vermont where he received a BA in philosophy and history.

In 2017, he was part of a team of 11 reporters at The Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting[1] for its coverage on Russia’s covert projection of power, including the story examining Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election.[2][3]

In 2015, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism[4] for a series of stories about lobbying of state attorneys general and Congress.[5] That series of stories also was awarded the 2015 prize for large circulation newspapers by Investigative Reporters and Editors. And he was among a group of reporters that earned the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award for Beat Reporting.[6]

One of the three stories in the series about state attorneys general focused on Scott Pruitt, then the Attorney General of Oklahoma, detailing for the first time the secretive alliance Pruitt had with oil and gas companies and other energy producers. These companies were sending tens of millions of dollars to the Republican Attorneys General Association that Pruitt helped run at the same time as Pruitt was helping the companies fight Obama-era environmental regulations, by suing to block these rules in federal court at least 14 times.[7][8] Lipton found that Pruitt had taken draft letters written by the energy companies, put them on his state government stationary and sent them in to officials in Washington.[9] When Pruitt was later nominated to serve as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump, this story became a central focus of his confirmation hearing.[10]

In 1992, he won a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism, at the age of 26, for a series of stories he co-authored at the Hartford Courant on the Hubble Space Telescope with Robert S. Capers.[11] The stories examined the team of scientists who built the main mirror of the Hubble Space Telescope, considered one of the most complex scientific devices at the time of its launch. Facing financial pressures and other challenges, the team built a misshapen main mirror for the space telescope, a flaw that was ultimately corrected but caused embarrassment and questions about the status of United States space science.

Lipton was also a finalist in 1999 for the Livingston Award for young journalists while working as a reporter at The Washington Post, for a series of stories examining the trash industry in New York City, which then shipped most of its waste via truck to landfills in Virginia.[12][13] In 2008, he was the recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Vermont.[14]

World Trade Center coverage

Lipton spent months after the September 2001 attacks covering the aftermath of the attacks on New York, writing a series of stories for The New York Times and its "Nation Challenged" section about the efforts to recover and identify human remains from the site and to clear the World Trade Center site of the debris left after the attack. Those stories, co-written with James Glanz of The New York Times, were part of a package that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2002.[15]

A story in The New York Times Magazine he co-wrote with James Glanz, which appeared on the first anniversary of the attacks, examined the history of the trade center towers. That story was the basis for a book he would co-author with James Glanz, published in 2003, City in the Sky, the Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center,[16] which examined the conception, design, construction, life and ultimate destruction of the twin towers, tracing the story back to the 1950s when the project was first proposed by David Rockefeller. A second story, titled "Fighting to Live as the Towers Died", examined the fate of the unlucky individuals who were stuck above the point of impact in the two towers after the planes hit, a piece based on hundreds of hours or work collecting random emails, text messages and recollections of phone calls with those victims, all of which were assembled into a single narrative. That story formed the basis of a 2004 book called 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, written by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, who were co-authors on the original New York Times story.

Archival materials from the Lipton and Glanz research effort—the most comprehensive history ever written about the World Trade Center—are now maintained at the New York Public Library.[17] The materials are separated into five chronological categories: Conception (1945-1970), Construction (1966-1973), Life in the Towers (1972-2001), 9/11, and Post 9/11 (2001-2003) The research was also featured in an episode of the documentary series American Experience, "New York: The Center of the World".

Homeland Security

Lipton was among the first reporters to be assigned to cover the Department of Homeland Security full-time. He started shortly after it was created, writing stories that examined the challenges associated with the largest change in federal bureaucracy since Harry S. Truman was president, and chronicling the agency's struggle as it spent billions of dollars on flawed airport security screening equipment and ships for the Coast Guard.[18][19] His assignment ended up taking him to disaster zones around the world, including weeks spend in Mississippi and Louisiana in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, examining flaws in the government response and waste and fraud in hurricane aid.[20][21] He was also sent in December 2004 to Banda Aceh, along with a team of reporters from The New York Times, to cover the earthquake and tsunami there that killed more than 150,000.[22]

Trump coverage

Lipton has been part of a collection of reporters at The Times who have examined the business operations of The Trump Organization as Donald J. Trump moved to the White House. He has detailed the potential for conflicts of interest, including Trump Hotel in Washington D.C.[23] and Trump operations in the Philippines, Turkey, India, Brazil,[24] Indonesia, Dubai, Vancouver, and other stops. He also looked at how the Trump family took steps to attempt to address some of the issues covered in these stories. Lipton has also written pieces about the arrival within the Trump administration of former lobbyists, corporate lawyers and corporate executives, like Carl Icahn, who have taken up issues with their new powers that may benefit their holdings or past business partners.

His work has been featured in a number of other documentary films, including The Falling Man, by Harry Singer, and War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State, a 2013 film examining government whistleblowers.[25]

Personal life

Lipton lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Elham Dehbozorgi.[26]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ "The New York Times Staff". The Pulitzer Prizes.
  3. ^ Eric Lipton; David E. Sanger; Scott Shane (December 13, 2016). "The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S." The New York Times.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. ^ Lipton, Eric (October 29, 2014). "Courting Favor". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2015 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management.
  7. ^ "Pruitt v EPA: A Compilation of 14 Challenges of EPA Rules Filed by the Oklahoma Attorney General". The New York Times. December 10, 2014.
  8. ^ Lipton, Eric (December 6, 2014). "Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "Devon Energy Scripted Letters". The New York Times. November 4, 2014.
  10. ^ Grandoni, Dino (February 16, 2017). "Judge Orders Trump's EPA Nominee To Release 3,000 Emails On Eve Of His Confirmation Vote". Buzzfeed News.
  11. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes". Retrieved 9 November 2008.
  12. ^ "ASNE Eric Lipton". Archived from the original on September 5, 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2008.
  13. ^ Lipton, Eric (November 12, 1998). "As Garbage Piles Up, So Do Worries". The Washington Post.
  14. ^ "Honorary Degree Recipient". University of Vermont.
  15. ^ "James Glanz: Science Reporter". The New York Times. November 11, 2002.
  16. ^ "". Retrieved 9 November 2008.
  17. ^ "Eric Lipton World Trade Center research files". New York Public Library. 2007.
  18. ^ Lipton, Eric (December 9, 2006). "Billions Later, Plan to Remake the Coast Guard Fleet Stumbles". The New York Times.
  19. ^ Lipton, Eric (September 3, 2016). "Screening Tools Slow to Arrive in U.S. Airports". The New York Times.
  20. ^ Lipton, Eric (December 9, 2006). "Billions Later, Plan to Remake the Coast Guard Fleet Stumbles". The New York Times.
  21. ^ Eric Lipton; Christopher Drew; Scott Shane; David Rhode (September 11, 2005). "Breakdowns Marked Path From Hurricane to Anarchy". The New York Times.
  22. ^ Lipton, Eric (January 10, 2005). "ASIA'S DEADLY WAVES: RELIEF; More Help Arrives In Indonesian City: $3.30-a-Day Jobs". The New York Times.
  23. ^ Eric Lipton; Susanne Craig (January 19, 2017). "At Trump Hotel in Washington, Champagne Toasts in an Ethical 'Minefield'". The New York Times.
  24. ^ Richard C. Paddock; Eric Lipton; Ellen Barry; Rod Nordland; Danny Hakim; Simon Romero (November 26, 2016). "Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President". The New York Times.
  25. ^ "War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (2013)". Internet Movie Database.
  26. ^ "Elham Dehbozorgi, Eric Lipton". New York Times. January 17, 2009.

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