Sarah Nir Follow Instagram Twitter Credit: David Kennedy Jones Education Columbia University Sarah Maslin Nir is a staff reporter for The New York Times and published author. She was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Newswoman's Club of New York Front Page Award for Best Journalism of the Year in 2015. Experience Sarah Maslin Nir is a staff reporter for The New York Times. Nir was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for “Unvarnished,” her more than yearlong investigation into New York City’s nail salon industry that documented the exploitative labor practices and health issues manicurists face. Before becoming a staff reporter, Nir freelanced for 11 sections of the paper, traveling to the Alaskan wilderness in search of people who prefer to live in isolation and to post-earthquake Haiti. She began as the New York Times’s nightlife columnist, covering 252 parties in 18 months. She continued on to a career that has taken her from covering kidnappings by terrorists in Benin, West Africa, to wildfires in California, and everything in between. Education A born and raised Manhattanite, Nir earned a master's degree at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and graduated from Columbia University, where she studied politics and philosophy. She is the author of Horse Crazy.Awards and Publications:Finalist: 2016 Pulitzer PrizeWinner: 2015 Newswoman's Club of New York Front Page Award for Best Journalism of the YearAuthor of "Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love With an Animal." Published August 2020 by Simon and Schuster About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.