Bloomberg senior government editor Otis Bilodeau and govt editor Robert Blau sent the adhering to memo to Bloomberg’s investigations group on Tuesday:
To all on the Investigations Staff,
Bob and I are thrilled to explain to you about 5 outstanding new colleagues joining our team.
Jessica Brice, a senior editor for Latin American commodities and electrical power stories, joins the team as a senior investigative reporter. Jessica, who came to Bloomberg News as a “late evening basic news reporter” in 2004, had a thriving fellowship with our workforce very last year that helped her report effective tales on the Amazon Rainforest below menace in Bolsonaro’s Brazil and how the beef marketplace is fueling the Amazon’s destruction. Jessica will keep on to be based mostly in Sao Paulo. Her new obligations are effective right away.
Anthony Cormier joins from BuzzFeed News, wherever he was a senior investigative reporter covering the Trump White Residence, the CIA, and world economic institutions. Ahead of signing up for BuzzFeed in 2017, he expended extra than a decade as a journalist in Florida. In 2016, he gained a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting subsequent a sequence of stories on the state’s lethal psychiatric hospitals. In 2021, he led a team of journalists who were being named as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in worldwide reporting for the FinCEN Files — tales that unveiled how main banking institutions knowingly facilitated transactions for terror groups, narcotraffickers, and other fiscal criminals. Anthony will be a senior investigative reporter centered in New York. His 1st day is currently, July 5.
Jason Leopold, also from BuzzFeed Information, has two times been a Pulitzer finalist in worldwide reporting. In 2021, he was also one of the guide reporters on the substantial FinCEN Information reporting task. In 2018, he was element of a workforce that investigated a collection of suspicious fatalities in the Uk and US linked to the Kremlin. Leopold’s award-profitable Independence of Facts Act get the job done has been profiled by dozens of radio, television, and print shops, and the Transactional Data Access Clearinghouse, a information study business centered at Syracuse University, has identified him as “the most lively person FOIA litigator in the United States nowadays.” We are thrilled that Jason will be a resource and guidebook for community documents reporting across our world wide newsroom. He’ll be a senior investigative reporter primarily based in Los Angeles. His initial day is right now.
Kendall Taggart broke tales about the NYPD’s secret misconduct data files, judges who abused their energy, and insurance coverage companies that falsely accused their personal clients of crimes. Most not too long ago, her function at BuzzFeed uncovered abuse and neglect in households for men and women with disabilities owned by the private equity huge KKR. Her reporting straight away prompted various US senators to start an investigation. She’s been a co-finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, winner of the Barlett & Steele Award for investigative enterprise journalism, and a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award. She’s also taught at Columbia University’s Graduate College of Journalism. She’ll be a senior investigative reporter primarily based in San Francisco. Her to start with day will be Sept. 6.
Alex Campbell was an investigations editor for BuzzFeed whose team uncovered abuses all in excess of the earth — inside of care homes in Britain, banking institutions in Germany and Cyprus, guardianship courts in Florida and Wyoming, and conservation parks in Nepal and Cameroon. He shepherded a Pulitzer-successful sequence documenting the scale of China’s mass detention campaign in Xinjiang. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News and for the Indianapolis Star, publishing tales that led to variations in Maryland’s rape law and aided no cost two gals from jail. He is a proud south Londoner — or at minimum as happy as any one with an American accent is permitted to be — and the father of a pretty extroverted 1 yr-aged. He’ll be a crew chief primarily based in London, and his very first working day will be Sept. 6.
These moves stand for a amazing addition of expertise to an incredible group that creates a lot of great get the job done. Please be part of us in welcoming our new colleagues.
Otis and Bob