Reporting from Tarapoto, Peru in 2019 (photo by Jeremy Lock)

Reporting from Tarapoto, Peru in 2019 (photo by Jeremy Lock)

Henrick Karoliszyn is an award-winning journalist. He currently works as a staff writer at New Orleans City Business covering law, health care policy, and energy. 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.

His freelance stories have appeared in The New York Times, Aeon Magazine, Fusion, Coffee or Die Magazine, The Crime Report, the New York Post and the 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, 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 among other prizes. He received 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 in 2011 and the Sandy Hook mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012 was submitted to the Pulitzer Board. He's been invited to discuss his work on NBC, NPR, and other news outlets.

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 surfer. He’s a fan of live music, pulp novellas, noir films, and literary fiction. A Canadian-American dual citizen, he lives in New Orleans and is currently training for his first Ironman race.  You can reach him on Twitter @Henrick_AK