Kate Willson

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Kate Willson joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2007 as an investigative reporting fellow after a career in newspapers during which time she received more than 20 regional and national first-place awards for her investigative, enterprise, and crime reporting. She has reported from Central and South America as well as Southeast Asia. Willson received a bachelor’s in French from Oregon State University and a master’s in international print journalism from American University. Having lived in France and Belgium and worked extensively in Colombia, she is fluent in both French and Spanish. She left the Center in 2013.

Medical implants manufacturer has for years relied on Ukrainian suppliers for significant amount of human tissue

Did U.S. gov't buy questionable human tissue products?

The paper trail following human remains is not foolproof — in some cases, infected tissue can be impossible to track down.

Human tissue trafficking ring covers up unauthorized use of a person killed in a murder-suicide.

The ICIJ investigates the growing industry of turning mortal remains into everything from dental implants to bladder slings.

Out-of-control subsidies have helped Spain build up a fleet that breaks the law at home and abroad

How America’s top cigarette firms fueled a billion-dollar underground trade

Smuggled cigarettes give boost to Pakistani militants

Extremists, insurgents turn to cigarette smuggling

Industry climate change reps "loitering" instead of lobbying

A look at the different business interests at Copenhagen and how they have worked to affect the treaty

A look at an emerging industry player: Global carbon markets

A Duke Energy representative talks to ICIJ about what they hope to get out of a climate treaty

Members of the agricultural industry explain their process for lobbying, both in their home countries, and in Copenhagen

The ICIJ team in Copenhagen talks to representatives from the electric and natural gas industries to learn what they want out of a potential

Alternative energy groups describe their strategies for making their messages heard in Copenhagen and beyond

A look at domestic lobbying efforts, ahead of Copenhagen conference

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A thriving cigarette black market is depleting West African economies of tax dollars, fueling corruption, and possibly funding insurgencies,

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Spanish ship-owner nets nearly two years for Chilean sea bass fraud

Top EU fishing official responds to allegations of misappropriated funds by ICIJ

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