Esteemed political journalist Dave Levinthal will join the Center for Public Integrity Jan. 7 as a senior member of its team investigating the impact of the ever-increasing flow of money in elections.
Levinthal comes to the Center from Politico, the online and print chronicle of Washington politics. Since July 2011, he has co-authored the daily Politico Influence column, reporting on campaign finance and lobbying issues. He will join the Center's “Consider the Source” project, which was created to investigate the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision on the 2012 election.
“Dave Levinthal is a talented journalist and one of the nation’s leading reporters in the areas of money and politics,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg. “We are delighted to have him join the Center for Public Integrity’s growing cadre of investigative reporters digging into political corruption.”
Before joining Politico, Levinthal worked for two years as editor of OpenSecrets.org for the Center for Responsive Politics. He is a well-known political analyst, having provided commentary to hundreds of television, radio and print news outlets.
Between 2003 and 2009, Dave reported on Dallas city government for the Dallas Morning News. From 2000 to 2002, he covered the New Hampshire statehouse for the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune. Levinthal is a graduate of Syracuse University where he edited The Daily Orange.
Dave was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. His first job in newspapers: Delivering the Buffalo News door-to-door at age 10.
The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and independent news organization specializing in investigative journalism on significant public policy issues. Since 1990, the Washington, D.C.-based Center has released more than 500 investigative reports and 17 books to provide greater transparency and accountability of government and other institutions.