Journalist and author, Stephen Grey is the former editor of the Insight Team and foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times.
He continues to write for the Sunday Times, and also contributes to the New York Times, the Times, and the Guardian. He has reported for Channel 4’s Dispatches, BBC Newsnight and Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.
He has previously worked as the home affairs correspondent for the Daily Express, as well as presenter/reporter for BBC Radio Four’s File on Four and a consultant to CBS 60 Minutes and ABC News, New York.
In 2000, as the Sunday Times’ Europe Correspondent, he helped found a team of international journalists whose investigations into the European Commission led to the unprecedented resignation of all its members. He is best known for his world exclusive revelations about the CIA’s rendition programme – in which Stephen tracked the CIA’s secret airline across the world as it carried prisoners to Middle Eastern countries, where torture is routine.
He is the author of two books: Ghost Plane (2006), about the CIA programme, and the just-released Operation Snakebite (2009), an investigation into the war in Helmand, Afghanistan. In 2007, Ghost Plane was awarded the Overseas Press Club of America’s Joe and Laurie Dine award for best international reporting on human rights in any medium.
In 2006 he was shortlisted for the Paul Foot award for investigative and campaigning journalism. He won the 2005 Amnesty International ‘Best periodical article’ award for America’s Gulag, which was also voted runner up ‘Story of the Year’ by the Foreign Press Association in 2004.
His five-part Sunday Times Insight investigation into background to the September 11 attacks was a finalist in the “outstanding international investigative journalism” award from the Center for Public Integrity in 2002. In 1999, he was a member of British Press Awards “Team of the Year” from the Sunday Times for coverage of the Kosovo war.