Ryan Devereaux

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Ryan Devereaux is an award-winning investigative journalist based in Tucson, Arizona, covering the intersections of politics, power, and justice in the American West. He was a lead reporter on The Intercept’s award-winning series the Drone Papers, and winner of the 2017 Online Journalism Award for best feature writing for a small newsroom. In 2020, Devereaux received the Deadline Club’s top prize for feature reporting for “Bodies in the Borderlands,” a yearlong investigation into the criminalization of humanitarian aid in the Sonoran Desert, and in 2023 he shared an Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting for his coverage of Arizona's illegal dumping of shipping containers as an ad hoc border barrier on protected public lands. He has reported extensively on the drug war in Mexico, the war on terror, and immigration enforcement. He is currently writing a book on the politics of predator management in the Northern Rockies. Prior to The Intercept, Devereaux worked at Guardian US covering policing in New York City.