Tim Mak is an Investigative Correspondent for National Public Radio, where he has worked since 2018. In that role, he focuses on accountability journalism and enterprise reporting. He appears regularly on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
 
For thirteen years, he has covered politics, national security, Congress and nonprofit organizations. During that time, he has worked for a variety of publications, including The Daily Beast and Politico. His foreign reporting has taken him to South Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Japan and Hong Kong.

Mak's feature writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair,  and the L.A. Times, among other prominent outlets.


His first book, published November 2021, is titled 'Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA.'

Mak holds a B.A. from McGill University, where he graduated as valedictorian. He is also a former EMT who worked on the front lines of the COVID pandemic. In his spare time he likes to run, play the guitar, and surf.
 
You can review some of his prior work in the portfolio below.

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Reporting Portfolio

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National Security

​Mak has a background of writing on issues relating to new technologies, national security and online extremism.