Azmat Khan | Columbia Journalism School

Azmat Khan

Patti Cadby Birch Assistant Professor of Journalism and Director, Simon and June Li Center for Global Journalism

Visiting Professor

Azmat Khan is an award-winning investigative reporter, a New York Times Magazine contributing writer and a Future of War Fellow at New America and Arizona State University. She is working on a book for Random House investigating the uncounted human costs of America's "precision" wars.

Her investigations for The New York Times Magazine, the PBS series FRONTLINE and BuzzFeed's Investigations team have exposed major myths of war, prompting widespread policy impact from Washington to Kabul, and winning nearly a dozen awards including the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the Overseas Press Club Ed Cunningham Award for Magazine Reporting, the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, the Deadline Club Award for Independent Digital Reporting, the Deadline Club Award for Magazine Investigative Reporting, the SAJA Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia, a Livingston Award finalist in International Reporting and shared the Online News Association award for “General Excellence in Online Journalism” (small), the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism and an Emmy nomination in New Approaches to Documentary Film. 

She serves as First Vice-President of the Overseas Press Club’s Board of Governors, co-founder of The Gumshoe Group and is a Future of War Fellow at New America. She was previously a fellow at the Macdowell Colony, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good and a fellow with the International Reporting Project.

Khan received an MSt. from Oxford University, which she attended as a Clarendon Scholar, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She has also studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.