About the author

Eileen Rivers has been a journalist for more than 15 years, and has written about the military, among other things, for The Washington Post. Her book, Beyond the Call, was an outgrowth of a multi-media project she produced for USA TODAY.

She is currently a digital content editor for USA TODAY‘s editorial page, is a member of the paper’s Editorial Board and is the founder of the paper’s microsite Policing the USA, which tracks what’s happening with police and policing across the country. She recently won an Emmy for her work on an in-depth, multi-part series on prisons and recidivism for the publication.