Awards & Winners

Seymour Hersh

Date of Birth 08-April-1937
Place of Birth Chicago
(Illinois, United States of America, Chicago metropolitan area, Area code 872)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Sy, Seymour Myron Hersh
Profession Journalist, Writer, Author
Seymour Myron "Sy" Hersh is an American investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters. He has also won two National Magazine Awards and is a "five-time Polk winner and recipient of the 2004 George Orwell Award." He first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. His 2004 reports on the US military's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison gained much attention.

Awards by Seymour Hersh

Check all the awards nominated and won by Seymour Hersh.



Nominations 1973 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Contemporary Affairs Cover-up


Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting
(For his exclusive disclosure of the Vietnam War tragedy at the hamlet of My Lai.)