Matt McAllester is a contributing editor at Details magazine. For 13 years previously he was a reporter for Newsday and spent much of that time as a foreign correspondent. He has covered conflicts in Kosovo, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Nigeria and Lebanon and has reported in numerous other countries including Burma, Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy, France and Montenegro.
Questions for Daniel Domscheit-Berg New York Times magazine, February 2011
Kosovo's 'Mafia' GlobalPost, March 2011
Guatemalan War Criminals Living in the US GlobalPost, May 2010
The Survivor of a Massacre in Guatemala GlobalPost, May 2010
Deliverance: The True Story of a Gay Exorcism Details, June 2010
Montenegro: The Mediterranean's New Hot-Spot Departures, March 2011
How A Few New Yorkers Are Trying To Save The Hunted Gay Men Of Iraq New York magazine, October 4 2009.
Young American settlers in the West Bank threaten to fight back against the army they used to see as their greatest allies: the Israeli Defense Force. Details September 2009.
Putting Israel on the Couch. Global Post January 2009.
A former Gitmo guard and prisoner reunite in England. Global Post January 2009.
Martinis in Baghdad -- "As we looked for stories among the chaos, we searched for delights among the drabness of Baghdad." JamesBeard.org November 2008
Two Taliban suicide bombers tell their stories from prison in Kabul. Details September 2008
Shafi Ahmed escaped Somalia for a better life in America. Seven years after arriving in Minneapolis, he was gunned down in the street -- the victim of a transplanted tribal war. Details March 2008
Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects in the quiet streets of Phoenix. Details September 2007
The men who hunt Osama bin Laden. Details August 2008
Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting 1997. Staff award for coverage of the crash of TWA Flight 800. Coverage from France, the scheduled destination of the flight.
Osborn Elliott Award 2006. Asia Society. Prize for Excellence in Asian Journalism. Coverage of Nepal.
Journalist of the Year 2000. Times Mirror Company (then owner of Newsday). For coverage of the war in Kosovo.
Overseas Press Club citation for the 2002 Madeline Dane Ross Award for best international reporting in any medium showing a concern for the human condition.
Overseas Press Club citation for the 2005 Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad. For coverage of the November 2004 battle in Fallujah, Iraq.
Overseas Press Club citatation for the Joe and Laurie Dine Award for best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights. For investigative series on Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects living in the United States.
Exceptional Achievement Award, Newsday, 2003. For coverage of Iraq.
Medill School of Journalism Medal of Courage 2004.
George Plimpton Feature Writing Award. Society of Silurians' Excellence in Journalism. Iraq. 2004.
New York Press Club 2005. Team award for Continuing Coverage of Iraq, particularly the battle of Fallujah.
Newsday Publishers Awards - 1999 Deadline Writing Award; 2000 Deadline Writing Award; 2003 Features Award; 2005 Features Award.