Nicholas Confessore is a political reporter at The New York Times. He is focusing on the rapidly evolving world of political fundraising and campaign finance. Previously, he wrote about New York state politics and government for the Metropolitan Desk. He has also worked in the Brooklyn and City Hall bureaus of The Times.
Before joining The Times in 2004, Confessore was an editor at the Washington Monthly and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. He began his career as a staff writer at The American Prospect. In 2003, Confessore won the Livingston Award for national reporting. He was part of a team of reporters whose coverage of the downfall of New York governor Eliot Spitzer won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting and the Sigma Delta Chi award for deadline reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. Confessore grew up in New York City and graduated from Princeton University.
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