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William Carless

Will Carless has spent 20 years working as a full-time journalist across the globe. He is currently USA TODAY’s national correspondent covering extremism and emerging issues. He was previously a correspondent covering extremism at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Before that, he worked as a foreign correspondent for Public Radio International in South and Central America and before that he was Head of Investigations at the Voice of San Diego. In his two decades in the profession, Will has worked in newspapers, radio, television and feature films. He has won national and international awards for his reporting, and has interviewed presidents, hardcore neo-Nazis, international superstars and fishermen on the Amazon river.  Will has traveled to more than 80 countries, reporting in most of them. He lives in California and is a keen surfer, snowboarder, mountain biker and gardener. He teaches Writer's Art of Interviewing and News and Feature Writing for the Creative Writing Program.