Wayne Barrett

For more than three decades, no journalist has done more to keep city and state politicians honest than Wayne Barrett.

In the pages of the Village Voice or his masterful books on the Koch scandals, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and September 11, Barrett has defined an era of urban investigative reporting and trained many of today's top practitioners.

Equipped with fearsome intelligence, an unshakable moral center and a passion for truth, Barrett has set a standard for what it means to cover New York.