Clifford J. Levy is an investigative journalist for The New York Times.
Levy is a graduate of New Rochelle High School and Princeton University in 1989. He was a reporter for the New York bureau of United Press International.
In 1990, he joined The New York Times as a news assistant, and was promoted to reporter in 1992. He served as chief of the Albany bureau as a political reporter, City Hall correspondent and Newark correspondent. Since 2000, he had been a special projects reporter for the Times' Metro desk. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. In 2002, he wrote a series "Broken Homes" on the abuse of mentally ill adults in state-regulated homes. He broke the story on New York State Medicaid fraud in 2005.
From 2007 to 2011, Levy was the Times 's Moscow bureau chief. He received his second Pulitzer Prize in 2011 in the category of International Reporting for his reporting on corruption in Russia in cooperation with Ellen Barry. The jury awarded their "dogged reporting that put a human face on the faltering justice system in Russia, remarkably influencing the discussion inside the country.". Shortly before, in March 2011, Levy was named deputy editor of The New York Times's Metro section.