Bloomberg senior government editor Otis Bilodeau and govt editor Robert Blau despatched the next memo to Bloomberg’s investigations team on Tuesday:
To all on the Investigations Crew,
Bob and I are fired up to explain to you about 5 excellent new colleagues becoming a member of our team.
Jessica Brice, a senior editor for Latin American commodities and electricity stories, joins the team as a senior investigative reporter. Jessica, who arrived to Bloomberg Information as a “late night time common information reporter” in 2004, experienced a prosperous fellowship with our team previous 12 months that served her report impressive stories on the Amazon Rainforest under menace in Bolsonaro’s Brazil and how the beef industry is fueling the Amazon’s destruction. Jessica will proceed to be based in Sao Paulo. Her new responsibilities are effective quickly.
Anthony Cormier joins from BuzzFeed News, where by he was a senior investigative reporter masking the Trump White Property, the CIA, and world-wide fiscal establishments. Right before signing up for BuzzFeed in 2017, he invested additional than a ten years as a journalist in Florida. In 2016, he received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting adhering to a collection of stories on the state’s lethal psychiatric hospitals. In 2021, he led a workforce of journalists who were named as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for the FinCEN Information — tales that discovered how key banking companies knowingly facilitated transactions for terror groups, narcotraffickers, and other fiscal criminals. Anthony will be a senior investigative reporter primarily based in New York. His first working day is today, July 5.
Jason Leopold, also from BuzzFeed News, has 2 times been a Pulitzer finalist in global reporting. In 2021, he was also a person of the lead reporters on the massive FinCEN Information reporting venture. In 2018, he was aspect of a group that investigated a sequence of suspicious fatalities in the British isles and US connected to the Kremlin. Leopold’s award-successful Flexibility of Information and facts Act get the job done has been profiled by dozens of radio, tv, and print outlets, and the Transactional Information Access Clearinghouse, a facts research corporation dependent at Syracuse University, has identified him as “the most lively personal FOIA litigator in the United States nowadays.” We are thrilled that Jason will be a source and manual for general public data reporting across our world-wide newsroom. He’ll be a senior investigative reporter based mostly in Los Angeles. His first working day is today.
Kendall Taggart broke stories about the NYPD’s key misconduct data files, judges who abused their power, and insurance policies providers that falsely accused their very own consumers of crimes. Most recently, her get the job done at BuzzFeed exposed abuse and neglect in houses for people with disabilities owned by the personal fairness large KKR. Her reporting straight away prompted many US senators to start an investigation. She’s been a co-finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, winner of the Barlett & Steele Award for investigative business journalism, and a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award. She’s also taught at Columbia University’s Graduate University of Journalism. She’ll be a senior investigative reporter based mostly in San Francisco. Her first day will be Sept. 6.
Alex Campbell was an investigations editor for BuzzFeed whose crew uncovered abuses all more than the planet — inside care households in Britain, banks in Germany and Cyprus, guardianship courts in Florida and Wyoming, and conservation parks in Nepal and Cameroon. He shepherded a Pulitzer-successful collection documenting the scale of China’s mass detention campaign in Xinjiang. He formerly worked as an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News and for the Indianapolis Star, publishing tales that led to alterations in Maryland’s rape legislation and helped absolutely free two women from prison. He is a proud south Londoner — or at least as happy as any one with an American accent is authorized to be — and the father of a very extroverted a person 12 months-old. He’ll be a group leader dependent in London, and his very first day will be Sept. 6.
These moves signify a impressive addition of expertise to an extraordinary staff that creates a ton of great work. Make sure you be a part of us in welcoming our new colleagues.
Otis and Bob