Cam Simpson is a reporter for the Bloomberg BusinessWeek in London, writing investigative stories focused on Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he worked for the Wall Street Journal, with posts in the Middle East and Washington. and as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune where he was responsible for covering US foreign policy and investigative projects in Washington and overseas.
Early life and education
Simpson's projects for Bloomberg have focused on the role of some of the world's poorest workers in the supply chains for products sold in developed countries: a 2013 story followed a group of Nepali men who were abandoned in Malaysia when an assembly line for the Apple iPhone shut down; another story traced deadly practices in Indonesia tin mines to solder used for electronics assembled in China, including the Apple iPad; and a 2011 piece traced cotton picked by a 13-year-old girl in Burkina Faso to products labeled as fair-trade in Victoria's Secret stores.
Prior to Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, Simpson covered terrorism and the Department of Justice for the Tribune and organized crime in Chicago for the Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. His Tribune story about a group of Nepali men who were taken into a network of human traffickers to U.S. military bases in Iraq was the subject of a PBS documentary, "Blame Somebody Else," which won an Emmy Award.
Before his time at the Tribune, he worked for the Chicago Sun-Times covering federal and organized crime, the FBI, and US courts. Simpson has also worked for The Indianapolis Star, the Evansville Courier, and The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois.
- 2003 George Polk Award, National Reporting
- 2005 George Polk Award, International Reporting 
- 2010 Michael Kelly Award finalist
- Overseas Press Club's Madeline Dane Ross Award
- Edward Scott Beck Award for Foreign Reporting
- "On EXPOSÉ: Human Trafficking to Military Bases", PBS, September 19, 2007
- "Journalists Cam Simpson and Flynn McRoberts", Fresh Air, November 19, 2003
- BusinessWeek author page
- "2011 Gerald Loeb Awards finalist bios
- "An iPhone Tester Caught in Apple's Supply Chain," Cam Simpson, November 07, 2013, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
- "The Deadly Tin Inside Your Smartphone," Cam Simpson, August 23, 2012, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
- "Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton," Cam Simpson, December 14, 2011, Bloomberg Markets Magazine
- "On EXPOSÉ: Human Trafficking to Military Bases"
- "Finalist: Cam Simpson". Kelly Awards. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- "Articles on C.I.A. Prisons and Katrina Win Polk Awards", The New York Times, ROBERT D. MCFADDEN, February 21, 2006
- Kelly Award Finalists