Wesley Lowery

Wesley J. Lowery

Executive Editor

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley J. Lowery is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading reporters covering issues of law enforcement, race and justice. He spent seven years as a national correspondent for The Washington Post. In 2015, Lowery pitched and helped lead Fatal Force, an unprecedented real-time database to track annual fatal shootings by American police officers. The database won the Pulitzer Prize, a Peabody Award and George Polk Award and was named one of the decade’s top 10 works of journalism. His 2018 project Murder With Impunity, with the Post’s Kimbriell Kelly, Ted Mellnik and Steven Rich, an unprecedented look into police failure to solve homicides, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.   

Lowery’s first book, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement, a New York Times bestseller, won the 2017 Christopher Isherwood prize for autobiographical prose from the LA Times Book Prizes. His second book, American Whitelash: A Changing Nation and the Cost of Progress, published in June 2023. 

He is also a professor of journalism in American University’s School of Communication.