Zolan Kanno-Youngs

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Zolan Kanno-Youngs
NationalityUnited States
Alma materNortheastern University
Years active2012–present
EmployerThe New York Times

Zolan Kanno-Youngs is an American journalist based in Washington, D.C. who is the homeland security correspondent for The New York Times.[1] He was previously a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Kanno-Youngs was educated at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He graduated from Northeastern University in 2016.[3]


Kanno-Youngs started his career as an intern and sports reporter at several outlets in 2012 including The Boston Globe and USA Today. He became a reporter covering law enforcement in the New York area for The Wall Street Journal in 2015.

Kanno-Youngs was appointed homeland security correspondent for The New York Times in 2019 as one of the newspaper's lead writers on immigration at the U.S. southern border with Mexico and the Trump administration.[4] He has made numerous appearances on MSNBC and CTV News.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Zolan Kanno-Youngs". The New York Times. 2019-08-05. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  2. ^ "Zolan Kanno-Youngs - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  3. ^ "TLAXCALA: Zolan Kanno-Youngs". www.tlaxcala-int.org. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  4. ^ "Zolan Kanno-Youngs Joining Washington Bureau". The New York Times Company. 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  5. ^ "Why DHS leadership changes are a 'game of musical chairs'". MSNBC.com. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  6. ^ El Chapo Zolan Kanno-Youngs, retrieved 2019-08-06
  7. ^ "Border facility staff blame officials for bad conditions: reports". MSNBC.com. Retrieved 2019-08-06.

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