Ansel Herz is an investigative journalist with eight years of experience.
I’m on the left:
My work has been published by ABC News, The Nation magazine, The New York Daily News, and The Stranger, among other outlets, and I’ve appeared on CNN and Democracy Now! to discuss my reporting.
What are some of your most consequential stories?
A handful from Haiti:
- U.N. Peacekeepers Accused of Sexually Assaulting Haitian Teen – ABC News
The president of Uruguay apologized to Haiti after this incident and the soldiers were repatriated, though never prosecuted.
- WikiLeaks Haiti: The Post-Quake ‘Gold Rush’ for Reconstruction Contracts | The Nation
- Peacekeepers Turned Perpetrators – VICE Reports
I was the Haiti producer on this film.
And from the Seattle area:
- Inside the City’s Negotiations with the Police Union – The Stranger
The City of Seattle paid $65,000 to a private investigator who failed to uncover my source for confidential documents.
- Video: Seattle Police Jail Elderly Military Veteran for “Walking in Seattle While Black” – The Stranger
This article and follow-up reporting led to the first-ever termination of a police officer from the Seattle Police Department for racial bias.
- How the Seattle Police Secretly—and Illegally—Purchased a Tool for Tracking Your Social Media Posts
In response to this story, the Office of Professional Accountability opened an investigation into the department’s acquisition of the software.
- Judge Who Authorized Police Search of Seattle Privacy Activists Wasn’t Told They Operate Tor Network – The Stranger
The Electronic Frontier Foundation cited this report in a whitepaper on police raids.
Let me see your resume.
How does one contact you?
If you’re a whistleblower, considering e-mailing me at this address. Use my PGP fingerprint: 12ED 9001 0317 1E33 AC86 1187 B5AA 127E BBB6 B1C3. I’m on Signal at 206-841-8186. Hope to hear from you.