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.

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