Christopher Drew, Director

Christopher Drew, Director, LSU Manship School Statehouse Bureau

Professor Christopher Drew leads the Manship School’s experiential journalism curriculum, including its Statehouse Bureau and its racial and criminal-justice reporting programs. Drew holds the Fred Jones Greer Jr. Endowed Chair in journalism. He was an investigative reporter and editor for The New York Times for 22 years in Washington and New York. Before that, he was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and The Times-Picayune. He received two awards for national reporting from the White House Correspondents’ Association and won a George Polk Award with other Times journalists.

Drew, a native of New Orleans, is the co-author of Blind Man’s Bluff, a best-selling book about submarine spying during the Cold War. He also co-wrote Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic with the famous ocean explorer Robert Ballard. Drew taught investigative reporting at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism for 10 years as an adjunct professor before joining the Manship School faculty in August 2017.

You may contact him at 225-578-3984 or by email at