Dave Levinthal

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Dave Levinthal joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 and leads its reporting team investigating the influence of money in federal politics. Under his direction, the Center's Primary Source politics blog won an Editor & Publisher EPPY Award in 2014 as the nation's best political blog. For two years prior to joining the Center, Dave reported on campaign finance and lobbying issues for Politico and co-wrote the daily Politico Influence column. He also edited OpenSecrets.org from 2009 to 2011, where he led coverage that won the Online News Association’s top honors in 2011 for best topical reporting and blogging and was a finalist the same year for the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Distinguished Service to the First Amendment award. From 2003 to 2009, Dave worked for The Dallas Morning News, primarily covering Dallas City Hall also reporting on national elections and aviation security. From 2000 to 2002, he covered the New Hampshire Statehouse for The Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Mass. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Dave graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in newspaper journalism and political philosophy and edited The Daily Orange. Dave has won numerous awards for his news reporting, and beyond politics, he's also a two-time winner of Canada’s Northern Lights Award for his travel writing about the arctic.

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