Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist and Author
Michael Moss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative Journalist who is known for his provocative and award-winning exposés. Twice a finalist of the Pulitzer Prize, Moss won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for his investigation of the dangers of contaminated meat and the troubling holes in Federal food safety regulations. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Newsday and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and he received a 2006 Overseas Press Club citation for stories on the faulty justice system for American-held detainees in Iraq. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has had fellowships with the German Marshall Fund and the Gannett Center for Media Studies.
Moss has appeared on Charlie Rose, Dr. Oz, Today, Diane Rehm, and Good Morning America and spoken at the Commonwealth Club of California. Through his extensive research and access to confidential information, Moss has become an expert on the processed food industry’s powerful reach and their culpability in creating America’s obesity epidemic. His reporting has taken him around the world, delving into the stories behind the headlines. With his keen journalistic eye and academic acumen, Moss is a quick-thinking, riveting and compelling speaker who challenges his audiences to question the quality and future of their food and empowers them with the knowledge that “The companies are not going to save us. The government is not going to save us. Only we can save us.”
Michael Moss is the author of Palace Coup: The Inside Story of Harry and Leona Helmsley and Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.