MODERATOR: Brian Ross, ABC News
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, undercover journalist (Ghana)
Anabel Hernandez, investigative journalist (Mexico)
Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine
A.C. Thomspon, ProPublica
Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist, attorney and private detective working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for hard-hitting stories — then presents the evidence to authorities to see criminals prosecuted.
Anabel Hernández is one of Mexico’s leading investigative journalists. She has worked on national dailies including Reforma, Milenio, El Universaland its investigative supplement La Revista. Her book Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers has been a bestseller in Mexico for three years and has just been translated and published in the U.S.
As the chief investigative correspondent for ABC News, Brian Ross reports extensively for World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline, Good Morning America, 20/20 and Primetime, as well as for ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.
Gabriel Sherman is a contributing editor at New York Magazine. Currently, Sherman is also a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. In January 2014, Random House published his first book about Roger Ailes and the rise of the Fox News Channel, The Loudest Voice in the Room.
A.C. Thompson is a staff reporter at ProPublica, an investigative news non-profit. His brand of forensic journalism helped lead to the exoneration of two San Francisco men wrongly convicted of murder; exposed the faulty evidence used to send a grandmother to prison; and prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to open a string of criminal cases against New Orleans police officers and file hate crimes charges against a white vigilante. In recent years Thompson has worked extensively in television, spearheading the reporting for PBS Frontline documentaries, and serving as a consultant for the HBO series Treme, which fictionalized his life story.