Alexandra Zayas

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Alexandra Zayas is a senior editor at ProPublica, where she co-edited a series on the gang MS-13 that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. She also edited Unprotected, which delved into abuse at a renowned American charity in Liberia and sparked an international reckoning; it was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

She worked at the Tampa Bay Times for 12 years, ultimately as the newspaper’s enterprise editor. As a reporter, her investigation into abuse at unlicensed religious children’s homes won the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

She also teaches investigative journalism at Poynter.

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