Mark Benjamin is an award-winning investigative reporter based in Washington. Since 2001, Benjamin has focused on national security issues with an emphasis on the plight of returning veterans and detainee abuse. Benjamin exposed the burial scandal at Arlington National Cemetery through a yearlong investigation. He was hailed for exploring problems caring for veterans at Walter Reed starting in early 2005 and also obtained the Army’s entire Abu Ghraib investigative files. He’s written for TIME, Newsweek, Salon.com and many others. Benjamin is the winner of a Raymond Clapper Memorial Award for the best reporting from Washington, a Fourth Estate Award from the American Legion, a Mental Health Media Award from the National Mental Health Association, an Outstanding Media Coverage Award from the National Gulf War Resource Center, a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism, and was twice a finalist for the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards. He previously worked at Salon.com and UPI.