Former Indian Country Today DC Bureau Chief Rob Capriccioso has launched his new site INDIGENOUS WIRE Consider signing up, to keep informed on Native issues. If you are on Twitter, @indigenouswire
An award-winning D.C.-based journalist and writer with over two decades of reporting and editing experience, Rob was previously the longtime D.C. Bureau Chief at Indian Country Today, the Senior Editor at Tribal Business News, a Contributing Writer at American Indian Report and News from Indian Country, and he’s reported for numerous other Native-focused publications. His mainstream media contributions include reporting, analysis and special projects for PBS, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Guardian, TMZ, Campaigns & Elections, Forbes, Politico, Inside Higher Ed and more.
Rob is an enrolled citizen of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians who grew up in the Bahweting region of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. His mother worked for the tribe in various health-related positions, and his father was an economic and legal advisor for the tribe. He interned at the tribe’s court while pursuing dual political science and psychology undergraduate degrees at the University of Michigan, and he previously worked at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium in federal relations and has served on the board of the Native American Journalists Association.