A journalist since 1999, Hurley has spent most of his career covering legal affairs in Washington. In 2021, he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for “Shielded,” a series showing how the legal doctrine of qualified immunity — shaped by the Supreme Court — protects cops facing excessive force claims. Before joining Reuters in 2013, Hurley previously worked for Greenwire, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the (Baltimore) Daily Record. He began his career working for local newspapers in the United Kingdom. Hurley graduated with honors from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1998.