617-227-8800  |  LOG ON
Alan M
Writer #33319
Hopewell, NJ
Joined 8/22/2019
4 Star Rating
20 Projects
0 Endorsements
0 Elite Skills
Alan is an award-winning journalist, author of six books, and a frequent contributor to The Washington Post. As a reporter with the Louisville Courier-Journal, he was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. His work for the Las Vegas Review-Journal on police shootings and indigent defense garnered national acclaim. He started his professional writing career as a news assistant and sportswriter in the Berlin bureau of The New York Times. He is currently an investigator for Centurion, a Princeton, NJ-based nonprofit that works to free wrongfully convicted prisoners. His recent efforts to exonerate a New Orleans man who was serving a life sentence for a murder he didn't commit gained praise from The New Orleans Advocate, which wrote that his investigation led the local district attorney to make his "most full-throated admission ever that his office got it wrong in a murder case." He is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Brown University.
Book
Publishing

Specialties

Criminal justice, sports, rural affairs

Interests

Urban affairs, rural affairs, criminal justice, sports

Education

Brown University

Alan graduated with distinction from Brown University and received a Fulbright fellowship. During his time as an undergraduate, he also studied at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

Publishing

20 Projects Completed

Alan is an award-winning journalist and author. As a reporter with the Louisville Courier-Journal, he was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for a series about gaping holes in Kentucky's justice system. His work for the Las Vegas Review-Journal on police shootings and the court system garnered national awards and acclaim. In 2010, he was the only journalist in the country to speak at a U.S. Department of Justice symposium on indigent defense. He started his professional writing career as a news assistant and reporter in the Berlin bureau of The New York Times. His first assignment there resulted in a Sunday A1 story about the tragic legacy of the doping of female swimmers in the former East Germany. Alan is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Brown University, where he majored in German and Comparative Literature and received a Fulbright scholarship to study and work in Austria.

Alan is the author/co-author of six sports books five published by Triumph Books and one published by McFarland & Company. His biography of baseball player Shane Victorino chronicles how a young man from Maui overcame geographic isolation and a cognitive disorder to reach the pinnacle of his profession. A memoir he co-authored with baseball legend Dallas Green explores Green’s attempts to come to cope with the death of his young granddaughter, who was shot and killed in Tucson, Ariz. during a 2011 assassination attempt on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.


Alan is currently an investigator for Centurion, a Princeton, NJ-based nonprofit that to date has freed 64 wrongfully convicted prisoners across
the country. His recent efforts to exonerate a New Orleans man who was serving a life sentence for a murder he didn't commit gained praise from
The New Orleans Advocate,
which wrote that his investigation led the local district attorney to make his "most full-throated admission ever that his office got it wrong in a murder case."

Book

0 Projects Completed

Alan is an experienced author and co-writer of memoirs. He has a strong track record of collaboration with subjects of all work styles, personality types, and voices. Each of his co-written memoirs emphasizes vibrant storytelling and contains deeply researched portions about family history.

View My Full Profile