|Name Walter Ratliff|
|Education Georgetown University|
|Books Christians and Muslims at the Epicenter: How the Sept. 11th Attacks Shook and Transformed American Evangelicalism|
Walter Ratliff is an award-winning journalist and religion scholar based in Washington, DC. He is a religion editor and content manager at the Associated Press. In 2016, he was awarded first place for national network news religion reporting by the Religion News Association. In 2011, he won a nonfiction gold medal in the Reader's Favorite book awards for Pilgrims on the Silk Road: A Muslim-Christian Encounter in Khiva. He was also the producer/director of the documentary, Through the Desert Goes Our Journey: The Mennonite Trek to Khiva, for which he won an Emmy Award from the Heartland chapter of the NATAS. His most recent book is Christians and Muslims at the Epicenter: How the Sept.11th Attacks Shook and Transformed American Evangelicalism.
Ratliff has worked as a documentary consultant and researcher for German television, including ZDF and Arte. At the Associated Press, he produced a series of documentary reports on Islam in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Great Britain’s immigrant community and America’s prisons. He also won a "Beat of the Week" award for his work on AP's Pope John Paul II multimedia profile.
In 2001, Ratliff pioneered the use of online video for the Associated Press in Washington, DC, becoming the first to produce reports from the company's Broadcast News Center. His online AP reports were regularly featured on the landing page of major news organizations, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and Yahoo News. Prior to joining AP, he covered Capitol Hill for Christianity Today, produced a documentary on Muslim-Christian violence in Northern Nigeria, and covered the funeral of executed human rights leader Ken Saro-Wiwa in the Niger Delta region. He also worked closely with Arabs, Israelis and Europeans delivering news from the United States. He began his broadcasting career at KLYT-FM in Albuquerque, NM, and his journalism career at KOAT-TV.
In 2004, Ratliff earned a master's degree in Islam and Muslim–Christian Relations from Georgetown. This followed an M.A. from Wheaton College. He also holds a joint degree in Journalism and Religious Studies from the University of New Mexico. He is pursuing a doctoral degree at Georgetown University.