ProPublica announced today that journalist and author Daniel Golden will join its staff next month as a senior editor.
Golden previously worked as managing editor for education and enterprise at Bloomberg News, where he edited a series on tax inversions that in 2015 earned Bloomberg's first-ever Pulitzer Prize. Golden also won a Pulitzer as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in 2004 for a series on preferences for children of alumni and donors in college admissions. He expanded that series into a critically acclaimed national bestseller, The Price of Admission.
Golden spent 17 years as a staff reporter at the Boston Globe, including a stint on its Spotlight team, and served as senior editor for investigations at Conde Nast Portfolio. He has reported on topics ranging from for-profit colleges that recruit soldiers, veterans and the homeless, only to leave them with debt and no degree, to a test-prep firm in China that cracked the code of the SAT. Among other honors, he has won three George Polk awards, three National Headliner awards, the Sigma Delta Chi award, the Gerald Loeb Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the New York Press Club Gold Keyboard award, and two Education Writers Association Grand Prizes. He was also a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
“I’m delighted to be joining ProPublica,” Golden said. “I have long admired its work. It has become the gold standard in investigative journalism.”
“From the intriguing stories he has reported and edited, to the litany of honors they have received, Dan’s body of work speaks for itself,” said Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica’s editor-in-chief. “We look forward to bringing his impressive investigative talents to our team.”