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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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RT @bradwolverton: .@NerdWallet's public interest reporting team spent months investigating the $43 billion organic food industry. Wha…
Can you trust the USDA organic seal on imports? @RichReadReports finds a flawed certification process, an inability to properly pursue fraud and an exploitation of systemic weaknesses — all set "beneath brooding volcanoes" in rural Costa Rica.
RT @bradwolverton: If you know someone willing to talk about their debt, or how they’ve been financially exploited, I’d love to hear t…
RT @DougHaddix: BREAKING: We just hit 200 confirmed speakers for #NICAR18 in Chicago. Kudos to @IRE_NICAR staff & our amazing membe…
So @jasongrotto already showed how regressive Chicago's residential property tax system is. He and @sandhya__k have now found that the assessor failed to revalue a huge swath of the city’s commercial/industrial real estate.
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Scripps Howard Award

2010 - Investigative Reporting

National Headliner Award

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