Henrick Karoliszyn is an award-winning journalist based in New York City who specializes in criminal justice reporting.
As a staff writer for the New York Daily News he reported national stories and high-profile crime throughout New York and around the country for five years. He also conducted more jailhouse interviews than any other journalist at the newspaper. Henrick moved on from the News and was hired as a staff writer at the New Orleans Times-Picayune where he covered crime and courts. Returning to New York City, he became a criminal justice reporter at the Wall Street Journal from 2015-2017. He now works as a full-time freelance writer, reporter, and producer for several outlets.
Henrick has written for The New York Times, Aeon Magazine, Fusion, The Crime Report, 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.
Over the span of his career, his work has been recognized with awards from the Society of Silurians, the National Association of Black Journalists, Wesleyan University, and the National Headliner Awards program. In 2012, he was voted emerging journalist of the year by political website, Politiva.com, and won a grant to report on solitary confinement at Rikers Island. He was also the recipient of a Kiplinger Fellowship, was selected as a juvenile justice reporting fellow at the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and received an H.F. Langeloth crime reporting fellowship. His in-depth reporting on Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut was submitted by editors 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 and politics. 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.
He was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised near Jamaica Bay in Queens, New York. He's an avid traveler, and a fan of Nelson Algren, Tom Waits, Flannery O'Connor, Rakim, and noir films. He resides in New York with his Australian Cattle Dog. You can reach him at all the usual social media venues.