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Phone: 202-466-1300
Center for Public Integrity

The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable. To pursue its mission, the Center:

  • Generates high-quality, accessible investigative reports, databases, and contextual analysis on issues of public importance.
  • Disseminates work to journalists, policymakers, scholars, and citizens using a combination of digital, electronic, and print media.
  • Educates, engages, and empowers citizens with the tools and skills they need to hold governments and other institutions accountable.
  • Organizes and supports investigative journalists around the world who apply the Center’s values, mission, and standards to cross-border projects.
  • Remains independent by building a strong and sustainable financial base of support, including a community of committed individuals and foundations.
Reporter for The Center for Public Integrity
Michael Beckel joined the Center for Public Integrity as a politics reporter in February 2012, where his focus is on super PACs, politically active nonprofits and the influence of money on…
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The Center for Public Integrity is dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern in the USA and around the world.
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Russ Choma writes for iWatch News.
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Data Editor
David Donald leads the computer-assisted reporting program at the Center. His current interest is in financial, economic, and housing analysis and new tools for data analysis. Prior to…
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John Dunbar writes for iWatch News.
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Staff Writer
Before he joined the Center’s staff in 2008, Joe Eaton was a staff writer at Washington City Paper and a reporter at The Roanoke Times. He has written for Salon.com, USA Today, and The (…
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Staff Writer

Farrell is a prize-winning journalist and author. He spent his early career, and won a George Polk award, at The Denver Post. At The Boston Globe, he covered the first Iraq war, several…
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Susan Ferriss is a reporter with wide experience at home and abroad. She has investigated a range of issues, from military toxic waste and real-estate fraud to police corruption and…
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Shirley Gao writes for iWatch News. 
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Staff Writer
Caitlin Ginley joined the Center in July 2007 as the University of Delaware’s 10th James R. Soles Fellow. She graduated cum laude in May 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in English and…
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Staff Writer
Benjamin Hallman covers business and finance for the Center. He joined in June 2010 after nearly five years as a legal affairs reporter at The American Lawyer, where he covered the business…
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Staff Writer

Chris Hamby has a master’s degree in journalism with a concentration in investigative reporting from the University of Missouri, and he has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the…
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Project Coordinator

Josh Israel joined the Center in 2006. Previously, he spent four years working as director of research on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/historian Nick Kotz’s acclaimed book Judgment…
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Managing Editor, Politics and Government iWatch

Johnson spent most of her 30-year-career at The Associated Press, where she oversaw the wire service’s coverage of the federal government, elections and politics as Washington bureau…
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Reporter
Nicholas Kusnetz reports on state government corruption and transparency for the State Integrity Investigation. He comes to the Center from ProPublica, where he covered fracking and energy…
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Staff Writer
Kimberly Leonard is a multimedia reporter who has worked for Vogue magazine, Stateline.org and the Huffington Post Investigative Fund. She’s also done stints at In Style and Time magazine…
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Staff Writer
Kristen Lombardi joined the Center’s staff in November 2007. She has worked as a journalist for more than 12 years, mainly at alternative newsweeklies. Most recently, she was a staff writer…
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Rachael is a Master’s journalism student at American University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Reed College in 2010. She has been published in the Portland…
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Staff Writer
Aaron Mehta graduated with honors from Tufts University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in history and communications. Hailing from the Boston area, he has worked for a national political…
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James R. Soles Fellow The Center for Public Integrity
Reity O’Brien is the Center’s 16th James R. Soles Fellow. She graduated from University of Delaware in May 2012 with an Honors degree in political science and economics and minors in…
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Senior Analyst iWatch

Wendell Potter writes for iWatch News. 
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Freelancer Margaret L. Ryan is a reporter and editor who has covered the energy business for 30 years. Most recently, she managed the global nuclear and coal reporting groups for Platts,…
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Naomi Schalit writes for iWatch news.   Ms. Schalit is also with the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
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Senior Reporter

Schulte is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, most recently in 2007 for a series on Baltimore’s arcane ground rent system. Schulte’s other Pulitzer-nominated projects exposed excessive…
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Deputy Editor
Julie Vorman joined the Center in 2010 after more than 20 years as a correspondent, bureau chief, and editor at Reuters. As the Washington company news editor, she guided Reuters’ coverage…
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iWatch

John F. Wasik is author of "The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome" and 12 others books, and is a Reuters columnist.
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Social Media Manager
Sarah Whitmire first joined the Center in Summer 2010 as a web intern, and returned in August 2011 as a web producer. She graduated magna cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of…
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