Zack Baddorf

Brooklyn, New York, United States


Zack Baddorf is a military veteran with 10 years of video, radio, print, photo and web reporting in more than 30 countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the West Bank, Kashmir, and Iraq, as well as rebel-held territory in Sri Lanka and Burma. Most recently, Baddorf spent a year working as a civilian videographer for the U.S. special forces command in Afghanistan. At rural, remote bases, he captured video of U.S. special forces and Afghan security forces, including on patrols and during firefights. Based in Brooklyn, Baddorf has produced award-winning radio, video, photo, print and web content for NPR, BBC, AP, the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, and other international publications. He won a 2011 National Headliner Award for his half-hour radio documentary on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He also served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and worked for a year for an international non-governmental organization in South Sudan doing media development. He served in the U.S. military for five years as a journalist, reporting from across Asia and the Middle East. He won the U.S. military’s top photojournalism award. He's got a master's in international relations and a bachelor's in journalism.