Bloomberg senior govt editor Otis Bilodeau and govt editor Robert Blau despatched the following memo to Bloomberg’s investigations crew on Tuesday:
To all on the Investigations Staff,
Bob and I are thrilled to convey to you about five remarkable new colleagues becoming a member of our team.
Jessica Brice, a senior editor for Latin American commodities and electrical power stories, joins the crew as a senior investigative reporter. Jessica, who came to Bloomberg News as a “late evening standard news reporter” in 2004, had a effective fellowship with our team very last 12 months that aided her report potent stories on the Amazon Rainforest under risk in Bolsonaro’s Brazil and how the beef business is fueling the Amazon’s destruction. Jessica will proceed to be primarily based in Sao Paulo. Her new obligations are powerful immediately.
Anthony Cormier joins from BuzzFeed Information, wherever he was a senior investigative reporter covering the Trump White House, the CIA, and world-wide monetary establishments. Prior to joining BuzzFeed in 2017, he spent extra than a 10 years as a journalist in Florida. In 2016, he gained a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting adhering to a series of stories on the state’s lethal psychiatric hospitals. In 2021, he led a staff of journalists who have been named as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in worldwide reporting for the FinCEN Information — stories that exposed how major financial institutions knowingly facilitated transactions for terror groups, narcotraffickers, and other monetary criminals. Anthony will be a senior investigative reporter based in New York. His 1st working day is today, July 5.
Jason Leopold, also from BuzzFeed News, has two times been a Pulitzer finalist in worldwide reporting. In 2021, he was also one of the lead reporters on the enormous FinCEN Documents reporting venture. In 2018, he was aspect of a team that investigated a series of suspicious fatalities in the British isles and US joined to the Kremlin. Leopold’s award-successful Independence of Data Act function has been profiled by dozens of radio, television, and print stores, and the Transactional Records Obtain Clearinghouse, a knowledge investigation group centered at Syracuse University, has discovered him as “the most active individual FOIA litigator in the United States today.” We are thrilled that Jason will be a useful resource and information for community data reporting throughout our world newsroom. He’ll be a senior investigative reporter based mostly in Los Angeles. His to start with day is now.
Kendall Taggart broke stories about the NYPD’s solution misconduct files, judges who abused their energy, and insurance policies corporations that falsely accused their have buyers of crimes. Most just lately, her perform at BuzzFeed exposed abuse and neglect in houses for people with disabilities owned by the personal fairness big KKR. Her reporting instantly prompted several US senators to launch an investigation. She’s been a co-finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, winner of the Barlett & Steele Award for investigative small business journalism, and a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award. She’s also taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Faculty of Journalism. She’ll be a senior investigative reporter dependent in San Francisco. Her first day will be Sept. 6.
Alex Campbell was an investigations editor for BuzzFeed whose staff uncovered abuses all about the entire world — inside of care residences in Britain, financial institutions in Germany and Cyprus, guardianship courts in Florida and Wyoming, and conservation parks in Nepal and Cameroon. He shepherded a Pulitzer-winning collection documenting the scale of China’s mass detention campaign in Xinjiang. He earlier worked as an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed Information and for the Indianapolis Star, publishing stories that led to modifications in Maryland’s rape regulation and served cost-free two gals from jail. He is a proud south Londoner — or at the very least as very pleased as anyone with an American accent is allowed to be — and the father of a extremely extroverted a single yr-old. He’ll be a team chief primarily based in London, and his 1st day will be Sept. 6.
These moves characterize a impressive addition of talent to an remarkable staff that generates a ton of good get the job done. Make sure you be a part of us in welcoming our new colleagues.
Otis and Bob