Julie Patel

The Center for Public Integrity

Julie Patel joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 where she investigated political power brokers and how money affects federal elections and public policy. She previously worked as an investigative reporter for WAMU-FM 88.5, the National Public Radio affiliate in Washington, D.C., where she won an award for the best television or radio investigation or series from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for her “Deals for Developers” project. The five-day series also won third place in the National Headliner Awards competition and was an Online Journalism Awards finalist in the public service and investigative journalism categories. She spent most of her career at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and San Jose Mercury News. In Florida, her work included a series of stories revealing cozy ties between the state’s largest utility and its regulators. At the Mercury News, she worked on several award-winning projects, including a multimedia story that garnered a 2008 Emmy award. Julie earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree from Stanford University. She was born in India and raised in Chicago. She left the Center for Public Integrity in 2014 and continues her career as a freelance journalist.

IRS rarely audits nonprofits for politicking

By Julie Patel

How to fix the IRS nonprofit division

By Julie Patel

Hobbled IRS can't stem 'dark money' flow

By Julie Patel

IRS chief promises stricter rules for 'dark money' nonprofit groups

By Julie Patel

Super PAC leaders score perks from political donations

By Julie Patel

Mudslinging at the FEC over disclosure

By Julie Patel

McCutcheon ruling leaves room for legislative action

By Julie Patel

CPAC activists urged to fight IRS

By Michael Beckel and Julie Patel

Nonprofits spend money on campaigns despite benefactors' warnings

By Julie Patel

Transfers allow nonprofits to spend more money on campaigns, experts say

By Julie Patel

Nonprofits' failure to report political activity to IRS raises questions

By Julie Patel

Pro-Vitter super PAC fueled by energy interests

By Julie Patel and Erin Quinn

Pro-gay marriage Republican group boosted by Karl Rove’s super PAC

By Julie Patel and Michael Beckel

Corporate subsidy deals don’t always deliver

By Julie Patel

Liberal heavyweight Patriot Majority USA fueled by secret, big-dollar donors

By Julie Patel

'Dark money' groups give big to similar nonprofits

By Julie Patel

Pro-Obama nonprofit boosted by undisclosed donors

By Julie Patel and Michael Beckel

'Dark money' groups fueled by cable industry

By Julie Patel