Daniela Porat

Reporting Fellow

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Daniela Porat is a reporting fellow. She covers consumer product safety. Prior to joining ProPublica, Porat worked as a reporter for Investigative Post in Buffalo, New York, where she exposed wrongdoing in the local police department. Her reporting led to significant reforms within the department and was twice recognized by the New York State Associated Press Association. In addition to an investigation that documented the stop-and-frisk tactics of two police units, she published a series that exposed how the department’s lax training standards contributed to the fatal drowning of a dive-team officer.

As a member of the computer-assisted reporting team at The New York Times, Porat documented over 300 shootings for a report on gun violence across the United States. Her reporting has also been published by VICE News and the Miami Herald. She graduated with honors from the Columbia Journalism School and earned a B.A. in art history and political science from McGill University.

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