Jennifer Valentino-DeVries is a reporter in the investigative group at The New York Times, specializing in technology coverage. She was part of a team that recently won a Polk award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting, for coverage of major technology companies and the hidden costs they present to users and society.
Before joining The Times, she worked at The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade, as an interactive producer, reporter and member of the investigative unit. Her reporting has focused on technology, privacy, computer security and the law. She was a key reporter behind the Journal’s long-running series on digital privacy, “What They Know,” which won a Gerald Loeb award and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2012. She shared an Overseas Press Club award for coverage of companies that enable censorship and surveillance by repressive regimes.
After leaving The Journal at the end of 2016, Ms. Valentino-DeVries helped launch the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. She also has reported on Facebook for ProPublica.
Ms. Valentino-DeVries graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and has a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.