Del Quentin Wilber

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This article is about the journalist and author. For his grandfather, the professional baseball player, see Del Wilber.

Del Quentin Wilber is an American journalist who writes for Bloomberg News. He covers the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Before joining Bloomberg in January 2014, he worked for the Washington Post, where he wrote extensively about Guantanamo Bay,[1] former Sen. Ted Stevens,[2] the D.C. government, and Iraq war contractor Blackwater Worldwide.[3]

He was a reporter at the Post from 2004 - 2013. Before that, he was a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where his reporting on wrongdoing by Baltimore Police Chief Ed Norris led to Norris' 2003 conviction on federal charges and his six month incarceration.[4] Wilber's work uncovering the scandal earned him the 2004 Al Nakkula Award for excellence in police reporting.[5]

Wilber is the author of the best-selling Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan (March 15, 2011, Henry Holt),[6] and he is at work on a second book about a squad of suburban homicide detectives. Wilber is a graduate of Northwestern University.

His Twitter handle is @delwilber.


  1. ^ "Judge Orders Release of Yemeni Prisoner From Guantanamo". 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Stevens Found Guilty on 7 Counts". 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Justice Dept. Moves Toward Charges Against Contractors in Iraq Shooting". 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Norris enters plea of guilty to corruption". 2004-03-09. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  5. ^ "Al Nakkula Award". Denver Press Club. 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
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