Henrick Karoliszyn is an award-winning journalist and author of the forthcoming book, “The D.P.” A former national correspondent at the New York Daily News from 2008-2013, he was hired as a New Orleans Times-Picayune staff writer before working the criminal justice beat at the Wall Street Journal from 2015-2017. He now works as a full-time freelancer.
His stories have appeared in The New York Times, Aeon Magazine, Fusion, The Crime Report, the Huffington Post, the New York Post and Rolling Stone Magazine’s commemorative book, Rolling Stone Cover to Cover: The First 40 Years. His essay, "Precognitive Police," was anthologized in the textbook, Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing, alongside works by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jamaica Kincaid, George Packer, Sherman Alexie and others.
Henrick’s journalism has been recognized with awards from the Society of Silurians, the National Association of Black Journalists, Wesleyan University and the National Headliner Awards program amongst other prizes. He was voted Emerging Journalist of the Year by the political site Politva.com in 2012 and received a grant to report on solitary confinement at Rikers Island. He was also the recipient of a Kiplinger Fellowship in public affairs journalism, a juvenile justice fellowship at the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an H.F. Langeloth crime reporting fellowship. His in-depth reporting on Occupy Wall Street and the Sandy Hook mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut was submitted to the Pulitzer Board. He's been invited to discuss his work on NBC and NPR.
Henrick holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from New York University where he studied communications with an NYU Dean's Scholarship. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in communications and mass media from NYU where he was a Founder's Day recipient and NYU Scholar.
Henrick is a motorcycle enthusiast, avid traveler, marathoner and wandering surfer. He's also a fan of hip-hop, live music, literary fiction, and noir films. A Canadian-American dual-citizen, he splits his time between Montreal, New York City, and New Orleans. You can reach him on Twitter @Henrick_AK