Patrick Winn is an investigative journalist who covers crime in Southeast Asia.

His work has been appeared on NBC News, The Atlantic, the BBC and other outlets.

He’s currently the Asia correspondent for Public Radio International. Each week, his voice is heard by millions on NPR stations.

Winn has received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (known as the “Poor Man’s Pulitzer”) as well as a prestigious National Press Club award. He’s a two-time winner of Amnesty International’s Human Rights Press Awards.

He has also worked as a consultant for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown — most notably on its Emmy-winning debut episode on Myanmar.

Winn was raised in Eden, a now largely abandoned North Carolina factory town that once made carpets and beer.

He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003 with a journalism degree. His early reportage explored economic decay in the American south and crime within the U.S. military.

Since 2008, Winn has lived in Bangkok and reported almost exclusively on Southeast Asia. He reads and speaks Thai — and occasionally sings it, badly, in upcountry karaoke bars.



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