Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
After covering the September 11, 2001 crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Merriman committed to chronicling the U.S. military's War on Terror. He followed this story across the United States and into Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflict zones. He also has covered life in Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 2002, India’s efforts to eradicate polio from its population, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba in 2012, the 2013 conclave, and the election of Pope Francis in Rome, the second anniversary of Egypt’s revolution and the subsequent unrest, Russia’s invasion of Crimea and the international political crisis that unfolded in Ukraine in 2014, he offered a look inside of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in 2015 and its uncertain future, and most recently, traveled the entire U.S. border with Mexico documenting issues on immigration.
Argo Collective Member since 2021