Shane Harris is a fellow with the International Security Program at New America and a member of its Future of War team. He is a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, where he covers national security, intelligence, and cyber security, as well as the author of @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex which explores the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. He is also the winner of the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has four times been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honors the best journalists in America under the age of 35.
Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Shane was a senior writer at Foreign Policy magazine and, before that, at the Washingtonian magazine, where he was part of the team that won the publication its 2011 award for Excellence in Writing from the City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2012, the Washingtonian won the coveted General Excellence award for the print magazine and Web site, where Shane wrote a blog on national security called Dead Drop.
Shane graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics in 1998. He is also a fiction writer. While living in Los Angeles, he helped found and served as the artistic director of a sketch comedy troupe. Shane is a Sundance Film Festival screenwriting finalist.