About Jason

Jason Szep is a senior editor and investigative journalist in Washington. A Boston native, he's reported from across Asia and North America on a wide range of subjects for Reuters. While based in Bangkok as Southeast Asia Bureau Chief, Jason and Andrew R.C. Marshall won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2014 for a series of stories on Buddhist extremism in Myanmar and the persecution of the Rohingya. 

Jason's roles at Reuters have included Boston Bureau Chief, International Affairs Editor, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, and U.S. National Affairs Editor. He joined Reuters in Toronto and has had postings in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Boston, Bangkok and Washington. He is currently International Political Investigations Editor, leading a team of investigative journalists as a player-coach.

Other honors for Jason's work include three Awards for Editorial Excellence by the Society of Publishers in Asia, an Osborn Elliott Prize, three Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association, and a George Polk Award.

Jason grew up in Scituate, Massachusetts, and spent his teen years in Brookline. He studied literature at Bard College and University of Toronto. His parents are Canadian. His father, Paul Szep, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, formerly of The Boston Globe. His mother, Angela Garton, is an artist on Cape Cod. 

Flying over Iraq with U.S. military


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