Daniel Wagner

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Daniel Wagner came to the Center in 2013 from The Associated Press in Washington, D.C. He was on the Center team that produced After the Meltdown, a series showing the lack of accountability for perpetrators of the financial crisis, which was honored with a George Polk Award and Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Previously at The AP, Dan received two Best in Business awards from the Society for American Business Editors and Writers (2010) for stories on banks’ use of bailout money and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s close relationships with bankers. He won a third SABEW award for feature writing (2012) for profiling a little-known Treasury Department office that oversees and protects the alcohol and tobacco industries. Prior to the AP, Dan was a business reporter for Newsday, covering real estate, land use and the mortgage industry. His team’s early work on the mortgage crisis in 2007 won a National Headliner Award (2008). Dan, a native of West Virginia, graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with a degree in Folklore and Mythology.

Lack of choice on high-fee inmate debit cards draws widespread criticism

By Daniel Wagner

Prison banker eliminates fees for money-order deposits in Kansas

By Daniel Wagner

Prison banker cuts fees after Center report

By Daniel Wagner

Center report spurs investigation of Bank of America, JPMorgan prison deals

By Daniel Wagner

Senator questions Bank of America’s no-bid prison deal

By Daniel Wagner

Megabanks have prison financial services market locked up

By Daniel Wagner

Inside the virtual tollbooth at many U.S. prisons

By Daniel Wagner, Eleanor Bell and Sarah Whitmire

Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

By Daniel Wagner

Time is money: who's making a buck off prisoners' families?

By Eleanor Bell and Daniel Wagner

Treasury extends controversial bank-card deal with Comerica

By Daniel Wagner

Congressman defends payday lending industry

By Daniel Wagner

Financial watchdog held hostage for gold

By Daniel Wagner

Meet the Banking Caucus, Wall Street's secret weapon in Washington

By Daniel Wagner and Alison Fitzgerald

Treasury to Comerica: Take our money, please!

By Daniel Wagner

Debt collectors go after service members despite protections

By Daniel Wagner

Credit union overseer cozies up to industry execs

By Daniel Wagner

Tea party operative likely behind mysterious web blitz

By Daniel Wagner

The mysterious online war against a payday lending crackdown

By Daniel Wagner

Obama to lament DeVry grad's student debt

By Daniel Wagner

Former subprime executive making risky loans again

By Daniel Wagner

New credit union cop tight with industry

By Daniel Wagner

Subprime lending execs back in business five years after crash

By Daniel Wagner

Six federal agencies are investigating online payday lenders

By Daniel Wagner

Mortgage lender owned by Dole Foods magnate accused by CFPB of abusive practices

By Daniel Wagner

IMPACT: Treasury to open Comerica deal to new bids after CPI report

By Daniel Wagner

Senators grill Treasury official about debit card program

By Daniel Wagner

Benefit payment change hurts poor

By Daniel Wagner