Sean Carberry

Staff Writer


Sean D. Carberry is an award-winning all-formats journalist who has reported from 30 countries.

Currently, Carberry is Defense Reporter for Federal Computer Week and focuses on cyber and IT in the defense and intelligence sectors.

From June 2012 until December 2014 he was NPR’s Kabul Correspondent. He covered the ongoing war, the 2014 presidential election, and daily life in the country until NPR closed the Kabul bureau in December 2014.

Before moving to Kabul, Carberry spent a year as a producer for NPR’s foreign desk. He was part of the NPR team that won Peabody and Overseas Press Club awards for its coverage of Libya and the Arab Spring.

Carberry joined NPR after spending four years as senior correspondent, supervising senior producer, and technical director for the PRI program America Abroad. In his time with the program, he reported from more than 20 countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, and Egypt.

Sean was the originator and lead producer and reporter of America Abroad’s award-winning three-hour series on Arab youth in 2010. That series identified and examined many of the root causes of the Arab Spring, and was awarded a 2011 Sigma Delta Chi award by the Society of Professional Journalists.

In November of 2009 he traveled to Peru as an International Reporting Project Gatekeepers Fellow where he reported on Peru’s efforts to prevent deforestation driven by economic growth and illegal activities.

Before joining America Abroad in 2007, he served as political producer, field producer, and reporter for WBUR FM—Boston’s NPR News Station. There he also served as technical director/ producer for The Connection, and produced and/or reported for On Point, Here & Now, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered.

Carberry has also reported for the PBS NewsHour, Reuters, The Diplomat, The Atlantic, VICE News, and has been a guest on PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, On Point, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and the CBC.

Carberry has an M.P.A. from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Urban Studies from Lehigh University. He is an advanced and Nitrox certified Scuba diver, and is a graduate of the Skip Barber School of Auto Racing. He is a member of the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.