Neil Bedi

Reporter

Neil Bedi is a reporter covering federal government agencies.

Bedi came to ProPublica from the Tampa Bay Times, where he was an investigative reporter and developer, and brings a unique skill set to his journalism. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Engineering, he previously worked as a financial technology analyst, developing software for investment banks in New York. Longing to tell stories from data, Bedi joined the Times as a data analyst in 2016 and became an investigative reporter in 2019.

At the Times, he helped expose an alarming death rate at All Children’s Heart Institute, the cardiac surgery unit at a local children’s hospital. The project earned a George Polk Award and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting. He’s used data to show profiteering at a mental health hospital and questionable practices in local law enforcement agencies. Bedi has also taught applied fact-finding as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, in addition to teaching classes at the Poynter Institute.

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