Albert Samaha is an investigative journalist, Inequality Editor at BuzzFeed News, and author of two books.
His first book, Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City, was winner of the New York Society Library’s 2019 Hornblower Award, a finalist for the 2019 PEN/ESPN Literary Sports Writing Award, and adapted into the Netflix docuseries We Are: The Brooklyn Saints. For his second book, Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes, he was awarded a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant. His reporting on a narcotics unit in Mississippi led to a police captain’s resignation in 2015, his reporting on a Bronx murder helped get a wrongfully convicted man freed from prison in 2017, his 2018 reporting on a teenager who accused two NYPD detectives of rape led six states to pass bills strengthening their police sexual misconduct laws, and his 2020 reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic forced more than a dozen companies to implement additional safety protocols for food and service workers. He lives in New York City.