J. Lester Feder


Independent Journalist,  Buzzfeed News, Politico

J. Lester Feder, a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow, reported on inequality and the transformation of the cities and suburbs of the Midwest.   Judge

J. Lester Feder is an independent journalist based in Michigan. Most recently, he was a senior world correspondent with BuzzFeed News, covering human rights, extremism and the environment. He was named the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association’s Journalist of the Year in 2015. Before joining BuzzFeed News, Feder covered health policy in the Obama administration for Politico. He has a B.A. from Brown University, an M.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Ph.D. in musicology from UCLA. @jlfeder