Staff writer, New York Times Magazine
and Senior Reporter at ProPublica
Writing a book about the criminal justice system and jailhouse informants.
Pamela Colloff is a senior reporter at ProPublica and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has been nominated for seven National Magazine Awards; she won for Feature Writing in 2013 and Reporting in 2020. In 2014, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University awarded her the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. She covers criminal justice, focusing on the causes of wrongful convictions.
Colloff is writing a book that expands on her ProPublica-New York Times investigation into jailhouse informants, “False Witness,” which received a National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2020. Her book, “A Deal with the Devil,” is an account of America’s most prolific jailhouse informant, Paul Skalnik, the people he damaged in a decades-long crime spree, and the people and institutions that enabled him.
Working with Pamela Colloff to investigate the criminal justice system in Missouri and