Journalist covering the Lone Star State and beyond
G.W. Schulz is a graduate journalism student at the University of Texas-Austin. He has been an investigative reporter for 12 years, most recently as a staff journalist at the Center for Investigative Reporting in California, where he spent nearly eight years.
At CIR, Schulz covered security, technology, digital rights and criminal justice. In 2015, he released a multi-platform project with the center exploring the thousands of people who have been found deceased in the United States and never identified. The project won numerous awards, including a national Sigma Delta Chi award, two National Headliner Awards, two national Edward R. Murrow awards and a national Emmy for new approaches in current news coverage. It was published and aired in partnership with major daily newspapers and websites, PBS NewsHour and the CIR-produced public radio program Reveal, which broadcasts on public radio stations around the United States.
His other reporting at CIR has won a regional Emmy in Public Affairs for a documentary showing that the sheriff of Los Angeles County secretly experimented with high-altitude surveillance technology. He has also won a National Headliner Award for reporting on deadly accidents in the Coast Guard and shared in a Tom Renner Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors for collaborative work with the Chauncey Bailey Project, which investigated the killing of a prominent African American newspaper editor in Oakland.
Schulz has reported stories for NPR, PBS, Wired.com, Newsweek, The Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and others. Before CIR, Schulz was a staff writer at the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Urban Tulsa Weekly. Schulz completed his undergraduate journalism degree at the University of Kansas in 2003.