Emma Schwartz, Frontline

Emma Schwartz

Emma Schwartz is a co-producer and reporter with PBS FRONTLINE. Since joining with IRW in 2012, she has worked on more than half a dozen films, including “Blackout in Puerto Rico,” “Politics, Poverty and Profits,” and “Big Sky, Big Money,” an Emmy award winning piece for investigative reporting. Schwartz has held a variety of journalism positions over …

Rick Young

Rick Young

Rick Young has been working with PBS FRONTLINE since the early ’90s, reporting on a wide array of subjects — from the environment to politics to business — for more than 30 documentaries. In 2009, Young launched a production partnership between FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Workshop. The venture’s first co-production, Flying Cheap, was an …

Brianna Crummy

Brianna Crummy

Brianna Crummy is a junior at American University, majoring in journalism with a minor in education studies. She is an undergraduate design intern in the Investigative Reporting Workshop. She serves as the administrative and local news editor for the on-campus newspaper, The Eagle. She previously wrote for the publication as a news writer, covering topics …

Kris Higgins

Kris Higgins

Kris Higgins is Director of Operations and Production for the Investigative Reporting Workshop.  In this role, he oversees operations, finances and video production. Prior to joining the Workshop, he spent more than a decade overseeing grants and programs at various nonprofit organizations. Higgins holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington-Seattle and …

Wendell Cochran

Wendell Cochran

Wendell Cochran, retired, is the co-founding senior editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He joined the American University School of Communication in 1992. Cochran spent more than 40 years practicing and teaching journalism. Along the way, he covered everything from local government to Congress to presidential campaigns. He has bylines from nearly 40 of the 50 …

John Sullivan

John Sullivan

John Sullivan, a Pulitzer Prize winner from The Philadelphia Inquirer, is a reporter on The Post’s Investigations team, an investigative reporter in residence at American University and a senior editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He pairs grad students with various investigative teams inside the Post; students research, build databases, fact-check and interview. Sullivan also …

Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur joined the Investigative Reporting Workshop as data editor in 2017. LaFleur previously was a senior editor for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed a team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She also contributed to or edited dozens of major projects while at Reveal, including an investigation that …

Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis is a professor of journalism at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C., and the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He has been a Ferris Professor at Princeton University, a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford Reuters Institute for the …

Lynne Perri

Lynne Perri

Lynne Perri is a journalism professor at American University and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at AU that partners with The Washington Post and PBS FRONTLINE, among others. She teaches reporting, visual journalism and journalism ethics, and she will take students to New Hampshire and South Carolina in …