Profile of Seymour Hersh Along with Bob Woodward, Seymour Hersh is the investigative reporter of our time. Writing for The New Yorker, Hersh is iconoclastic and outspoken; he takes chances and he digs deep into the Pentagon bureaucracy for revelatory scoops. His reporting has consistently been named as some of the best during the Iraq War. But he's also had his detractors, and his claims still sometimes raise eyebrows. NPR's Rick Karr reports.