Part of @nerdwallet's investigative reporting team. Past: @IRE_NICAR, @chicagotribune, @chronicle. Tips? Contact info → richardsalex.github.io

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Alex joined NerdWallet's public interest reporting team from Investigative Reporters & Editors, where as a training director he taught journalists around the world about best practices in investigative and data reporting. Alex also worked at the Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Higher Educat...

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Oct 19, 2017

RT @jonahshai: 2. Budget adds $20M for police overtime over last year ($95M), even though OIG just found rampant abuse of OT system  http://chicagoreporter.com/chicago-incentivizes-abusive-policing-through-overtime-policy/ 

Oct 19, 2017

RT @walidgellad: In NYT op/ed, @NickKristof spares nothing in this blistering attack on pharma for their role in opioid epidemic.…

Oct 17, 2017

The @FTC and state AGs roll out fresh enforcement on student debt scams — but there’s still much to be done.  https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/student-loans/advocates-praise-student-loan-scam-crackdown/ 

Oct 13, 2017

RT @cryanbarber: Departure comes as CFPB pushes forward with high-profile enforcement cases agaisnt Navient and Ocwen…

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Scripps Howard Award

2010 - Investigative Reporting

National Headliner Award

2011 - Investigative Reporting
First place and Grand Award in print.