ABOUT CAM SIMPSON
Cam Simpson is an award winning international investigative journalist, author and editor. Currently he is a Senior Editor and Reporter for investigations at Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and Bloomberg News based in London, where he’s worked since 2010. His investigations for the magazine have included exposing Fortune 500 companies facilitating heroin and meth production by Mexican drug cartels; debt labor and human trafficking behind some of the world’s most iconic tech, including Apple’s iPhone; and a secret alliance between pollsters and hedge funds that netted them hundreds of millions of dollars when the Brexit vote caused the largest crash of any major currency in modern history.
Previously, Cam was the Jerusalem Bureau Chief and a Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and covered U.S. foreign policy and national security for the Chicago Tribune from its Washington bureau following 9/11. He also did international investigations for the Tribune and covered federal crime and organized crime for the paper in Chicago. His award-winning investigations for the Tribune exposed the exploitation and human-trafficking of thousands of migrants from impoverished countries to work on U.S. military bases under Halliburton during the Iraq War, and the Bush Administration’s quiet campaign to target more than 14,000 Muslim men for deportation after 9/11, without netting any terrorism charges.
Prior to joining the Tribune, he covered federal crime for the Chicago Sun-Times, where he also did investigations into political corruption, organized crime and police corruption.
In the last two decades Cam’s reported from more than 40 countries and received more than 20 top honors, including three awards and two citations from the Overseas Press Club of America; two George Polk Awards; the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award; and the Barlett & Steele Gold Award for Investigative Business Journalism.
Cam grew up outside of Chicago and lives in London with his partner and their daughter.