Simon Denyer is a reporter who has been covering the most important stories of our time for over 20 years at The Washington Post. Simon’s work has appeared in publications worldwide, and he has won many awards for his reporting. Simon Denyer was recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting with Rick Gladstone from The New York Times, Simon’s second George Polk Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, and three Emmy Awards with ABC News.
Simon is currently a reporter covering President Trump’s administration with an office at The White House since the first day that he took office! Before this, Simon covered Barack Obama during his two terms serving as president. Simon also covers issues related to North Korea policy, including its latest nuclear test tests were often made off-camera. Still, Simon was the only Western correspondent invited to protect them. Simon’s work has appeared in publications worldwide. He won many awards for his reporting, including a Pulitzer Prize award (International Reporting), two George Polk Awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, three Emmy Awards with ABC News, and several others. Simon is also one of NPR’s familiar voices covering foreign affairs on All Things Considered.
This year Simon Denyer will be delivering a TED talk at their annual conference, which takes place next month! While serving as The Washington Post’s South Asia Bureau Chief, Simon wrote his first book in New Delhi, India, titled “The Condemned: Inside Secret Chinese Labor Camps.” In this gripping narrative, Simon Denyer shares what it was like to be the only Western reporter living in Beijing who could get into these secretive camps and interview some of the 250,000 people believed to have been incarcerated. Simon’s book provides a rare and chilling look at life inside China’s secret system of labor camps where torture is routine, prisoners are forced to work long hours for little pay, and execution is always a possibility.