Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak is an assistant managing editor on ProPublica’s national staff, overseeing a team of reporters and senior editors across the country.
She joined ProPublica from The Associated Press, where she was acting global investigations editor, managing a team of more than 30 investigative reporters, editors and videographers worldwide.
At AP, she oversaw investigative coverage of the war in Ukraine, the pandemic and two presidential impeachments, and she worked closely with PBS Frontline and ABC News to create documentary films from AP’s work.
Work she led at AP received many honors, including an Overseas Press Club award, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights grand prize and the Peabody Award for Best Documentary.
In more than 25 years in journalism she worked at NPR, Bloomberg News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Center for Public Integrity, covering economics, health policy and taxes. She also covered major news events including the 2008 financial collapse, the fight over Obamacare and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Her work as a reporter and editor has been honored many times, including with three George Polk Awards, a Gerald Loeb award and the Overseas Press Club Malcolm Forbes prize. A graduate of Georgetown University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Kodjak served as president of the National Press Club in 2019 and is also the co-author of the book “In Too Deep: BP and the Drilling Race that Took It Down,” published in 2011 by John Wiley & Sons.