Shane Harris

Shane Harris is a senior intelligence and national security correspondent for The Daily Beast and an Arizona State University Future of War fellow at the New America Foundation.

Prior to joining The Daily Beast, he was a senior writer at Foreign Policy magazine and was part of the team at Washingtonian magazine that won the publication its 2011 award for Excellence in Writing from the City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2012, Washingtonian won the coveted General Excellence award for the print magazine and website, where Harris wrote a blog on national security, Dead Drop.

From 2005-2010, he was a staff correspondent for National Journal, where he wrote about intelligence and homeland security, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The Daily Beast, The Washington Post and numerous other publications. He has provided analysis and commentary for CNN, NPR, the BBC and many other media organizations and radio stations.

His first book, “The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State,” won the New York Public Library’s 2011 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism and was named one of the best books of 2010 by The Economist. He won the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense and has been a finalist four times for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honor the best reporters in America under 35.

His most recent book, “@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex,” explores the front lines of America’s new cyber war.

Harris received a BA in politics in 1998 from Wake Forest University.