Bloomberg senior executive editor Otis Bilodeau and government editor Robert Blau sent the adhering to memo to Bloomberg’s investigations team on Tuesday:
To all on the Investigations Team,
Bob and I are psyched to tell you about five superb new colleagues joining our group.
Jessica Brice, a senior editor for Latin American commodities and electricity tales, joins the staff as a senior investigative reporter. Jessica, who came to Bloomberg Information as a “late night basic information reporter” in 2004, had a successful fellowship with our crew final year that aided her report highly effective stories on the Amazon Rainforest beneath danger in Bolsonaro’s Brazil and how the beef industry is fueling the Amazon’s destruction. Jessica will go on to be centered in Sao Paulo. Her new responsibilities are powerful promptly.
Anthony Cormier joins from BuzzFeed News, exactly where he was a senior investigative reporter covering the Trump White Dwelling, the CIA, and international fiscal institutions. In advance of joining BuzzFeed in 2017, he put in extra than a decade as a journalist in Florida. In 2016, he won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting subsequent a series of tales on the state’s lethal psychiatric hospitals. In 2021, he led a group of journalists who ended up named as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in global reporting for the FinCEN Documents — tales that uncovered how important banking companies knowingly facilitated transactions for terror teams, narcotraffickers, and other economic criminals. Anthony will be a senior investigative reporter based in New York. His 1st day is now, July 5.
Jason Leopold, also from BuzzFeed News, has two times been a Pulitzer finalist in worldwide reporting. In 2021, he was also 1 of the guide reporters on the substantial FinCEN Information reporting venture. In 2018, he was portion of a workforce that investigated a collection of suspicious deaths in the United kingdom and US linked to the Kremlin. Leopold’s award-successful Liberty of Info Act work has been profiled by dozens of radio, tv, and print stores, and the Transactional Documents Obtain Clearinghouse, a information research business dependent at Syracuse University, has identified him as “the most energetic individual FOIA litigator in the United States right now.” We are thrilled that Jason will be a useful resource and tutorial for general public records reporting across our international newsroom. He’ll be a senior investigative reporter primarily based in Los Angeles. His to start with day is nowadays.
Kendall Taggart broke tales about the NYPD’s secret misconduct documents, judges who abused their electricity, and insurance organizations that falsely accused their possess prospects of crimes. Most a short while ago, her operate at BuzzFeed uncovered abuse and neglect in houses for people with disabilities owned by the non-public fairness giant KKR. Her reporting immediately 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 business enterprise journalism, and a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award. She’s also taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Faculty of Journalism. She’ll be a senior investigative reporter based mostly in San Francisco. Her initially day will be Sept. 6.
Alex Campbell was an investigations editor for BuzzFeed whose group uncovered abuses all in excess of the environment — inside treatment households 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-winning 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 assisted cost-free two ladies from jail. He is a very pleased south Londoner — or at least as proud as any one with an American accent is permitted to be — and the father of a incredibly extroverted just one 12 months-outdated. He’ll be a group leader dependent in London, and his first working day will be Sept. 6.
These moves depict a outstanding addition of talent to an amazing team that produces a great deal of excellent get the job done. Be sure to be part of us in welcoming our new colleagues.
Otis and Bob