Thomas Maier, United States, is an award-winning author and investigative journalist for Newsday in New York. He previously worked at the Chicago Sun-Times.
He won the 2002 ICIJ Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting for his investigation into the plight of America’s immigrant workers. He has also twice won the Society for Professional Journalists' Sigma Award. In 2022, he won the Columbia Journalism School Alumni Award, a NY Emmy and the New York Press Club Award for the third year in a row.
He has written six books, including "Mafia Spies" now being made into a six-part documentary by Paramount Global. His biography, "Masters of Sex", about researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, was the basis for an Emmy-winning television series by Showtime, which ran from 2013-16 and was a Golden Globe best drama nominee.
Maier’s other books include "The Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings", "When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys" and "Dr. Spock: An American Life", named a “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times and the subject of a BBC/A&E Biography documentary. In 1994, Maier’s book, "Newhouse", won the Frank Luther Mott Award by the National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication as best media book of the year.
He worked on ICIJ's award-winning Skin and Bones project, which investigated the international trade in human body parts. He has also won several national and regional honors, including the national Society of Professional Journalists’ top reporting prize in 1987 for an exposé on police and Columbia University’s John M. Patterson Prize for a TV documentary on organized crime.
Read a Q&A with Maier in ICIJ's Secrets of the Masters series of interviews.