Lauren Wolfe

Journalist, former director, WMC Women Under Siege


Lauren Wolfe is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications from The Atlantic to The Guardian. She is a columnist at Foreign Policy magazine. Previously, she was the director of WMC Women Under Siege, and before that, senior editor of the Committee to Protect Journalists, where she broke ground on the issue of journalists and sexualized violence. Before that she spent three years at The New York Times covering September 11. She studied at Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and is the recipient of the 2012 Frank Ochberg Award for Media and Trauma Study and four Society of Professional Journalists awards. In 2017, Wolfe was named a finalist for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics, the Kurt Schork Memorial Award, and the One World Media Awards, and was called one of five journalists “making a big difference in the world” by Bono’s In 2013, Foreign Policy named her one of its “FP Twitterati 100,” and Action on Armed Violence listed her as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Journalists Covering Armed Violence.” Find her at and on Twitter at @Wolfe321.