Jason Nark has been a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News since 2008, writing features, longform stories, and personal essays. He won numerous first place awards from the Society for Features Journalism, including the best feature portfolio in 2018. Judges said Nark finds “beautiful stories in everyday existences and brings them to life.” He has also won prizes from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association in a variety of categories, including sports, as well as numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to the Inquirer, Nark worked as a general assignment reporter for the Courier Post, in New Jersey, and he has contributed recent freelance pieces to National Geographic, The New York Times, Politico, Outside, and the Washington Post. He has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, three children, and their beloved pit bull.