Ron Nixon

From the New York Times:

Ron Nixon is The New York Times’s homeland security correspondent. He is based in the Washington bureau, where he covers border and aviation security, immigration, cybercrime and cyber security, transnational crime, and violent extremism.

Mr. Nixon is a Marine Corps infantry veteran who saw combat in the 1990 Persian Gulf War. He was also stationed at Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion Norfolk, a security and counterterrorism unit of the United States Marine Corps.

He joined The Times in 2005, covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and federal efforts to help rebuild the area, for the Times business desk. In 2008, he helped cover the financial crisis. He later joined the Washington bureau as an enterprise reporter focusing on congressional earmarks, federal contracting and the impact of regulatory policies on regular Americans. He has reported from Rwanda, Uganda, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr. Nixon is also the author of “Selling Apartheid: Apartheid South Africa’s Global Propaganda War” (Jacana Media, June 2015). He is currently the visiting associate for Journalism and Media Studies at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mr. Nixon is a passionate Minnesota Vikings fan and a musician.

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