Government forces that continue to recruit children into their ranks are going to risk losing U.S. military assistanceBill aims to curb use of child soldiers Dec 12, 2008
Vice President Dick Cheney's role as the hidden architect of U.S. policies on torture, military tribunals and other controversial issuesNew Yorker writer leads Polk Award winners Feb 19, 2008
Girls are at risk of violence on the streets, in schools, at home, where they work, and in government institutionsGroup says girls face daily safety risks Mar 08, 2007
After years of condemning child recruitment by the Tamil Tigers, the government is now complicit in the same crimesReport: Sri Lanka condones child soldiers Jan 24, 2007
Until the government takes genuine steps to implement its laws, children will continue to be snatched off the streets and forced into military serviceChild soldier recruitment goes on Sep 15, 2006
Jo Becker is an award-winning journalist, currently an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Formerly with the Washington Post, she won, with Barton Gellman, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Ms. Becker and Mr. Gellman won the prize with a series of articles titled Angler, which explored the role of Vice President Dick Cheney. (Angler was a Cheney Secret Service codename.)
She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado.
She worked for the St. Petersburg Times, the Concord Monitor and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, before starting at the Washington Post in 2000. She covered local and state politics then joined the investigative projects team. She now works at The New York Times as an investigative reporter, where she has written extensively about the backgrounds of the 2008 presidential candidates and the 2008 financial crisis.