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Rich Schapiro is a journalist who specializes in narrative stories about extraordinary crimes and disenfranchised populations. His reporting has taken him across the U.S. and beyond: Iraq, Turkey, Serbia, Chad, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia and the Bahamas.

He is currently a staff writer at the New York Daily News, which he joined in 2005. Since 2008, he has worked as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Rich’s freelance magazine work has been published in Esquire, Wired, The Atlantic and Outside. His newspaper stories have also appeared in the Washington Post, Christian Science-Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star and Lexington Herald-Leader.