Seymour Hersh Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Seymour Hersh (Seymour Myron Hersh)

Last Updated: 03 Apr, 2023 | Views: 356

Age: 86

Profession: Journalist

Other Profession(s): Writer

Famous For: Investigative journalist

Higher Education: University of Chicago

Seymour Hersh Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
08 Apr, 1937 (86 Years 05 Months 24 Days)
Birth Country
United States
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Seymour Hersh Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Seymour Myron Hersh born on April 8th, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, United States is an American investigative journalist and political writer. He first came to public attention, When Hersh exposed the My Lai Massacre and the cover-up surrounding it during the Vietnam War in 1969. For this work, he was awarded the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. In the 1970s, Hersh exposed the covert bombing of Cambodia while covering the Watergate affair for The New York Times. He wrote about the abuse of captives by the American troops at Abu Ghraib jail in 2004. Additionally, he has received five George Polk Awards and two National Magazine Awards. He was given the George Orwell Award in 2004.

1959: Hersh started his career as a copyboy for the City News Bureau in Chicago before becoming a police reporter.
1963: Seymour Myron Hersh worked for the Associated Press as a correspondent in Chicago and Washington.
1968: Seymour Myron Hersh worked as Senator Eugene McCarthy campaign's press secretary during the 1968 presidential election.
1969: Geoffrey Cowan of The Village Voice gave Hersh a tip on a court-martial of an Army officer who killed civilians in Vietnam. His subsequent investigation—sold to the Dispatch News Service—uncovered the My Lai massacre and was published in 33 newspapers.
1970: Hersh received Pulitzer Prize for exposing My Lai massacre.
1972: Hersh worked as a reporter for The New York Times' Washington office from 1972 to 1975 and once more in 1979.
1974: The Church Committee was founded as a result of Hersh's 1974 article, which claimed the CIA had breached its mandate by spying on anti-war activists.
1985: Hersh provided input on the Buying the Bomb PBS television documentary.

1969: George Polk Special Award 
1970: Pulitzer Prize
1973: George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, Scripps-Howard Public Service Award
1974: George Polk Award for National Reporting
1975: Sidney Hilman Award
1981: George Polk Award
1983: National Book Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize 
2003: National Magazine Award 
2017: Sam Adams Award

Unknown Fact:
Over the course of his career, Hersh received a lot of awards. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize as well as five George Polk Awards.

Seymour Hersh Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In feet Inches 5'7"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 159 lbs
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Seymour Hersh Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Isador Hersh
Mother's Name
Dorothy Hersh
Sarah Klein
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