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Curtis Stephen


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Curtis Stephen is a Brooklyn-based journalist. Since 2001, he's regularly contributed to City Limits. Among his reports, Stephen chronicled the case of Colin Warner, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 21 years in New York. Born and raised in East Flatbush, Stephen is a graduate of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. He's a past recipient of LIU's Theodore Kruglak Award in International Reporting, which enabled him to work with the Times of India in New Delhi. Stephen, a former Newsweek magazine stringer and a former fellow with the Open Society Institute, has worked for CNN in Atlanta, ABC News and WNBC-TV in New York. He's interviewed an array of figures from the world of politics and popular culture, from Indiana Senator Richard Lugar and the Reverend Jesse Jackson to recording artists Gladys Knight and LL Cool J. Stephen has received multiple awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists and the 2008 PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. He resides in Brooklyn.

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