David Heath

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Heath is a veteran investigative reporter who writes about the environment and scientific integrity. While at the Center, his work has appeared on PBS Frontline, PBS NewsHour, the CBS Evening News, Mother Jones, the Huffington Post, and Scientific American. His work has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times and he was an Emmy Award nominee for his work with Frontline on corporate dentistry. He's won five national journalism awards since coming to the Center in 2010, including awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Association of Health Care Journalists and the National Press Club. He previously worked at the Huffington Post Investigative Fund and The Seattle Times, where 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, the George Polk award, 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 expose on congressional earmarks was recognized by the National Press Foundation with the Everett Dirksen award for best coverage of Congress. Heath was featured twice on Bill Moyers Journal for his work on earmarks. He is a graduate of Grinnell College and was a 2006 Harvard Nieman Fellow. He has taught journalism at the University of Washington and Harvard's summer school.

IMPACT: Tribal payday lender sued by Federal Trade Commission

By David Heath

Colo. judge issues new ruling in payday lending case against Indian tribes

By David Heath

Indian tribes tied to payday lender escape state probe

By David Heath

Courts debate validity of Indian-owned payday lenders

By David Heath

In trouble from an online payday loan? You might not have to repay it

By David Heath

Race car driver Scott Tucker drew an elaborate facade around his payday loan businesses

By David Heath

Payday lending bankrolls auto racer's fortune

By David Heath

Super Congress co-chair Patty Murray champions liberal causes, big business

By David Heath and Josh Israel

Ahmed Ressam, mastermind of foiled LAX plot, gave up valuable details about al-Qaida without harsh interrogation

By David Heath

Forecast improving for proposed rule aimed at border gun trafficking

By David Heath

Assistant attorney general's office approved wiretap in controversial gun probe

By John Solomon and David Heath

Rep. Issa, Attorney General Holder clash over ATF gun trafficking probe

By David Heath

IMPACT: Issa threatens ATF with contempt for withholding documents in gun probe

By David Heath

WaMu, other banks motivated by greed, financial crisis probe concludes

By David Heath

After decade of inaction, FTC holds meeting on auto financing concerns

By David Heath

Buyer beware

By David Heath

E-mails allege strife within ATF over Grassley probe

By David Heath

Weak laws, paltry resources hinder gun trafficking probes, say ATF backers

By David Heath

House committee subpoenas ATF for documents on gun probe

By David Heath

Border agents unwittingly freed suspects near border with weapons from federal sting

House Republicans ask for explanation of ATF gun tactics

By David Heath

Napolitano quizzed on ATF probe, NRA weighs in

By David Heath

ATF let hundreds of U.S. weapons fall into hands of suspected Mexican gunrunners

By John Solomon, David Heath and Gordon Witkin

Fights over tribal payday lenders show challenges of financial reform

By Michael Hudson and David Heath

Broad reach of new consumer financial agency may fall short in some areas

By David Heath

Treasury Dept. anti-foreclosure program "abysmal," says watchdog

By David Heath

Treasury Dept. scolded for rejecting anti-fraud measures in bank capital program

By David Heath and Julie Vorman

New consumer agency won't survive if it focuses only on making rules

By David Heath

High court ponders if companies can force customer to sign away right to class-action suits

By David Heath

Congressman, university deny earmark abuse

By David Heath

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