Julie PatelReporter The Center for Public Integrity
Julie Patel joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 where she investigates 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 was an Online Journalism Awards finalist in the public service and investigative journalism categories for her “Deals for Developers” series. 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.