Tyler Pager is a James Reston Reporting Fellow at The New York Times. He graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford, where he earned a master’s degree in comparative social policy. He was the winner of Nick Kristof’s 2018 win-a-trip and traveled with Kristof to the Central African Republic and reported for The New York Times.
He graduated as the valedictorian and summa cum laude from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2017. During his time at Northwestern, he worked for The Boston Globe, POLITICO and USA TODAY. He also served as the editor in chief of The Daily Northwestern, leading the paper to win the Associated College Press Newspaper Pacemaker Award. Under his tenure, the paper was also named the best daily student newspaper in the country by the Society of Professional Journalists.
He covered national security for the Medill News Service in Washington and reported from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also served as an intern at Medill Watchdog where he contributed to the Chicago Tribune’s project, Harsh Treatment, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting.