National Press Club

Post Reporter to Discuss His Narrative on Peace Activists

November 17, 2013 | By Sarah Driggs, Director of Membership Retention | sdriggs@press,org

The Washington Post’s Dan Zak will be the featured speaker at the 7 p.m. Nov. 25th Young Members’ event in the McClendon Room.

Zak is a feature writer and general assignment reporter in the paper's Style section. He has reported from a bathroom of the Vanity Fair Oscar party, a Hurricane Hunter over the Gulf of Mexico, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle in Iraq's Anbar province, the East Room of the White House, and the gymnasium of the Alexandria jail. He joined the Post in 2005, after stints as an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a city-desk reporter and obituary writer at The Buffalo News. He was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y.

The group will discuss Zak's piece The Prophets of Oak Ridge, a long form narrative about three peace activists who broke into the most secure nuclear weapons facility in the United States. You can see more of Zak's clips on his personal website

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