Sarah Nir

Headshot of Sarah Nir
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 Prize

Winner: 2015 Newswoman's Club of New York Front Page Award for Best Journalism of the Year

Author of "Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love With an Animal." Published August 2020 by Simon and Schuster

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