Hannah Dreier is a staff reporter at ProPublica. She spent 2018 digging into how a botched crackdown on the gang MS-13 hurt immigrant families on Long Island. That reporting won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, a Hillman Prize, and a Robert F. Kennedy Award.
Previously, Dreier spent three years as the Associated Press correspondent in Venezuela. She told the story of the country’s unraveling from hospitals, ports and food lines. Her Venezuela reporting won a Gerald Loeb Award, the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award, and the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. She began her career as a metro reporter for the Bay Area News Group, which includes The Mercury News and East Bay Times, and later covered politics and the business of gambling for the AP. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Dreier is fluent in Spanish and knows which casino games have the lowest house edge.