Margaret Coker

Coda Story

Margaret Coker is a prize-winning American investigative journalist who for the last 19 years has covered stories from 32 countries on four continents. A Russian speaker with an academic background in international affairs and economics, she covered the newly independent former Soviet states in the late 1990s, Afghanistan in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and then the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Since then, Margaret has largely focused on the Middle East, writing on corruption, counterterrorism and cyber warfare. Her stories written during the Libya uprising over Moammar Gadhafi for The Wall Street Journal about authoritarian technology won prizes for investigative journalism and diplomatic reporting. As Turkey bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, Margaret contributed to a 2016 series that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. Margaret is now the Managing Editor for Coda Story's Disinformation channel. She is also writing her first book about how an elite Iraqi spy unit defeated the Islamic State.

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