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Wesley Lowery

Wesley Lowery is a correspondent 60 Minutes+.

He comes from the Washington Post, where he distinguished himself as one of the country’s foremost journalists on race, law enforcement and justice. He also has appeared regularly on CNN as a political contributor; his reporting and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal, among other outlets.

Lowery led the “Fatal Force” project for The Washington Post which examined police shootings across the U.S., revealing patterns and creating an original database. The 2015 investigation won the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for national reporting.

Lowery is the author of They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement. The best-seller was widely acclaimed and won the young reporter a Los Angeles Times book prize.

In 2012, Lowery was a reporting fellow at the Los Angeles Times, before joining The Boston Globe as a general assignment reporter and contributing to the paper’s Pulitzer-Prize winning coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing. He joined The Washington Post in 2014, the same year he was named emerging journalist of the year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Lowery began his career in journalism at Ohio University, where he was editor-in-chief of the independent campus newspaper, The Post. During this period, he also served as an intern for The Detroit News, The Columbus Dispatch and the Wall Street Journal. Lowery earned his undergraduate degree from the university’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Most Recent Appearances

  • May 28, 2021
    A year after George Floyd was murdered by former officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, the panel discussed what’s changed, what hasn’t and where racial justice and policing reforms stand in Capitol Hill.
  • April 16, 2021
    President Joe Biden announced a historic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, as protests erupt over the killing of Daunte Wright. The panel discussed the president’s foreign policy and the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • April 2, 2021
    Another Capitol police officer is dead, less than three months after the January 6th insurrection. The panel discussed the trial of Derek Chauvin and President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan.
  • June 12, 2020
    As calls for policing reform grow in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Congress is considering what action to take. Also, where does President Trump stand on possible reforms?