SCWA MAYVIRTUAL PROGRAM
MAY 20, 2021 ~ 7:00 PM EST
a prize-winning investigative journalist who lives in Savannah
Out of the Shadows: How Intelligence Lessons from the War on Terror can help fight U.S. Domestic Terrorism today
Margaret Coker is a prize-winning investigative journalist who grew up in a military family, where both her parents and her uncles all served in the U.S. armed forces. As a child, she was steeped in stories of bravery and sacrifice, formed through a weekly family ritual of viewing World War II movies and trips to military battlegrounds.
When the September 11 attacks occurred, her newspaper — The Atlanta Journal Constitution — sent Mrs. Coker to Pakistan and Afghanistan and then the Middle East to cover what we now call the War on Terror. For the last 20 years, Margaret has lived and worked in thirty-two countries on four continents. Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, her work has largely focused on the Middle East, writing about corruption, counterterrorism, and cyber warfare.
In 2008 Mrs. Coker went to work for The Wall Street Journal. Her stories written during the Arab Spring from Libya won prizes for investigative journalism and diplomatic reporting. In 2016 she led a team whose investigative journalism was cited as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. In 2017 Coker joined the New York Times as Baghdad Bureau Chief, where her front-page stories about intelligence and counterterrorism won numerous prizes as well.
Margaret Coker returned to Savannah in 2019 to write her first book, which was published in February by HarperCollins. The Spymaster of Baghdad tells the real-life tale of one of the most secretive and elite counterterrorism groups in the world, the Iraqi group called The Falcons, whose intelligence work has been a crucial asset to the Americans in the battle against Islamic State.
Margaret is now the editor in chief of The Current, a nonprofit investigative news organization that started operations in Savannah last fall. She and her team are reviving serious, public service journalism for our hometown and across Coastal Georgia.
FOLLOW Margaret on Twitter: @mideastmargaret
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