Speaker - Jeff Leen

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Jeff Leen is the assistant managing editor in charge of The Washington Post’s investigations unit, which he originally joined as a reporter in 1997. Previously he worked for 10 years as an investigative reporter at the Miami Herald, where he specialized in covering the cocaine trade and co-authored “Kings of Cocaine,” the first book-length investigation of Columbia”s Medellin Cartel. As a reporter or an editor, Jeff has worked on investigations that have been honored with six Pulitzer Prizes: Hurricane Andrew’s impact on South Florida, police shootings in the District, abuse in D.C. group homes, deaths among children monitored by D.C. social services, the Sept. 11 plot and the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Four other investigations have been Pulitzer finalists, including examinations of the Nature Conservancy, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and farm subsidies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

2 Programs

Logan Symposium: (Financial) Crime & Punishment Panel

04.14.12 | 01:24:01 min | 0 comments

The Crisis in News: Investigative Reporting on the Web

04.26.08 | 00:52:12 min | 0 comments