Keith Epstein

Epstein has more than two decades of Washington-based investigative reporting experience and spent much of his career at Business Week and The Plain Dealer. He has covered topics from politics and drug companies to cyber-espionage and the insurance industry. Epstein’s stories on lending practices that ensnare poor and unsophisticated borrowers led to changes in the practices of global microfinance. Laurels he has won or shared include the Barlett & Steele Award for Investigative Business Journalism; the SPJ investigative reporting award; the White House Correspondents Association award; and an Overseas Press Club of America citation. Earlier in his career, Epstein worked for The Miami Herald, Tampa Tribune, Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Watertown Daily Times.

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