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Gary Marx
Reporter, Specialist
My Role

Gary Marx is an investigative reporter.
My Biography

Gary Marx is currently a projects reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Marx started at the Tribune in 1988 as a Metropolitan reporter, and was the Tribune's South America correspondent from 1990 until 1994. Upon returning to Chicago, he covered criminal justice and was a member of the paper's projects team before rejoining the foreign staff in 2002 based in Havana, Cuba. In 2007, Marx was forced to leave Cuba after authorities deemed his coverage of human rights and other issues as “too negative.”

Marx began his journalism career in 1983 as a freelance reporter in Africa for the Christian Science Monitor and later joined the Orlando Sentinel where he worked as an editorial writer, city reporter, investigative reporter and foreign correspondent covering Central America and the Caribbean.

During his career, Marx has covered numerous armed conflicts and U.S. military operations, including in Iraq, Somalia, Haiti and Colombia. His investigations have led to indictments for murder and other crimes, and sparked sweeping reform.

Marx is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting, most recently in 2012 for his series "Fugitives from Justice" with David Jackson. Marx and Jackson were awarded the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for the same series. Marx's other recent national awards with Jackson include the Heywood Broun Award, the IRE FOI Medal, the Education Writers Association Grand Prize, and a National Press Club Award. For his work abroad, Marx has earned an Overseas Press Club Citation, the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for coverage of Latin America from Columbia University, and the Inter-American Press Association Human Rights Award.

Marx has a BA from Harvard and a Masters degree in African politics from the London School of Economics. In 2001, Marx was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, and in 2008 he was a Visiting Fellow at Notre Dame's Kellogg Institute for International Studies.