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.

ICIJ’s Looting the Seas investigation, on the $4 billion black market in bluefin tuna, has attracted worldwide attention since its release t

How an El Paso smuggler moved a half-billion cigarettes across America

Rejecting the tough stance of its top fisheries official, the European Union agreed Thursday to recommend similar catch limits as last year

Sorry saga of illegal over-fishing has led to plummeting global stocks

Along the Mediterranean coast of France, in the city of Montpellier, prosecutors are quietly putting on trial an ancient French tradition —

The fish we buy is not always what the label says. Consumers are cheated in Spain and around the world.

Company received $12 million in public aid even as it faced more than 40 allegations of illegal fishing

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