David Heath

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Heath comes from The Seattle Times, where he was three times a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He co-authored an investigation of conflicts of interest surrounding clinical cancer research at a Seattle hospital. The series won the Harvard University’s Goldsmith prize for investigative reporting, the George Polk award for medical reporting, the Gerald Loeb award, the Scripps Howard Foundation’s public service award, the Associated Press Managing Editors’ public service award and the Newspaper Guild’s Heywood Broun award. Heath’s recent expose on congressional earmarks was recognized by the National Press Foundation with the Everett Dirksen award for best coverage of Congress. He is a graduate of Grinnell College and was a 2006 Harvard Nieman Fellow.

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