Lateshia Beachum

Federal Politics Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Lateshia Beachum is a reporter on the federal politics team. She joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2016 as a Kellogg Investigative Reporting Fellow for the Center’s Economic Injustice and No Way Up projects. She has covered community news for Syracuse, New York’s The Post-Standard, billionaires for Forbes magazine and health science and politics for The Washington Post. Lateshia earned a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia College in her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina.

Election 2018 is awash in special interest cash

‘Dark money’ boosts Democratic super PAC that’s battling ‘corrupt campaign finance system’

By Lateshia Beachum

There are many rich minorities. So why are there no black Koch brothers?

By Lateshia Beachum

Scam artist who ripped off Bernie Sanders supporters convicted on federal fraud charges

By Ashley Balcerzak and Lateshia Beachum

From secretive super PACs to Jenny Craig, 2018 primaries awash in cash

Conservative ‘dark money’ group faces IRS complaint over tax filings

By Lateshia Beachum

A super PAC has raised millions to mobilize black voters. Does it matter that its funders are white?

By Lateshia Beachum

Kochs key among small group quietly funding legal assault on campaign finance regulation

By Lateshia Beachum

How slamming campaign finance laws helped Greg Gianforte get elected

By Lateshia Beachum and Dave Levinthal

Your favorite companies may be political black boxes

By Lateshia Beachum

Georgia’s special congressional election proves all politics aren’t local

By Lateshia Beachum

Supreme Court a millionaire's club

Big tax cuts for the rich, less for the poor

By Lateshia Beachum

Is Donald Trump a threat to animals?

By Lateshia Beachum