Simon Denyer insights into the complex issues of climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation were featured in the Ecologist magazine. He is a calm, measured, effective, and unfailingly informative speaker. Simon also prides himself in deep experience reporting from the field and is prepared to tackle difficult subjects. He has won awards for his reporting. He is also a very able public speaker with an easy command of English.
The team took the Overseas Press Club of America award for outstanding international reporting. His Reuters team also won the Overseas Press Club of America award for its climate change reporting in this series. Other recent awards include the Overseas Press Club of America’s Gold Crown in 2016 for stories on the de-radicalization of Saudi terrorist Bin Laden’s ‘brother’ in Britain. His story on the Keppel fuel rig disaster won a Walkley and an Echo award in 2011.
The former Washington Post team leader, Simon Denyer has extensive experience covering the global events that affect our citizens’ lives. His previous work has focused on political upheavals. These include the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 and the uprising against former dictator Muammar Gaddafi in Libya in 2011.
He has traveled worldwide and witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami in the Japanese Tohoku region in 2011 and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. Simon Denyer has reported from inside an environment where access to most media is blocked and vital disaster relief, such as the delivery of aid, is hampered and delayed by an embargo or civil unrest.
Simon Denyer was born in Britain and lived in several European countries before returning to the US. He covered East Asian affairs for the Wall Street Journal from 1995 to 1999 and joined Reuters. He covered European economic affairs, US foreign policy, and the European Union.
He has built a reputation for uncovering corruption, injustice, and injustice. While working for the Washington Post in Afghanistan, he uncovered fraud involving how US reconstruction projects are funded in Afghanistan.