Tom Detzel


Tom Detzel was a senior editor at ProPublica. Previously, Detzel was an editor at the Oregonian beginning in 1995, and was the newspaperâs investigations editor starting in 2004. Work to which Mr. Detzel and his team of reporters contributed was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News and the George Polk Award for National Reporting, both in 2007. Earlier in his career, Detzel spent 16 years as a reporter and editor at smaller newspapers in Oregon, including 12 years at the Register-Guard in Eugene.

Coming in April: 'American Terrorist'

The Story Behind Our Hospital Interactive

In a five-day hackathon, ProPublica and PBS Frontline team up to create an interactive story exploring six myths about hospitals and patient safety.

The FBI Responds To Our Anthrax Stories

After editorials in <a href="">The New York Times</a> and <a href="">The Washington Post</a> call for new investigations into the 2001 anthrax attacks, the FBI issues a statement defending its conclusion that Army scientist Bruce E. Ivins was behind the letters that killed five people.

Dive into the Anthrax Files

The government’s allegation that former U.S. Army microbiologist Bruce E. Ivins was the 2001 anthrax killer draws on a massive cache of documents. We obtained many of them in reporting our stories about the case with partners PBS’ “Frontline” and McClatchy.

Documents: The Anthrax Files

Spent Fuel Now Focus at Japanese Reactor, Highlighting Concerns About Plant Design

As ProPublica reported earlier, spent fuel stored outside the reactor containment structure poses a direct threat of radiation releases at Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility.

Science Review Casts Doubt on Some Evidence in FBI's Anthrax Investigation

A National Academy of Sciences report says scientific evidence in the 2001 anthrax letter attacks, did not definitively show that spores originated in a flask controlled by Army microbiologist Bruce E. Ivins, whom the FBI identified as the perpetrator after his suicide in 2008.

General Electric’s Comments to our Omniscan Stories -- and Our Response

GE Healthcare criticizes our stories about Omniscan, its MRI drug linked to a crippling disease, and we respond to the criticism.

Chicago Tribune, ProPublica Help Drive Illinois Nursing Home Overhaul

In part because of ProPublica's reporting, Illinois' governor has a bill to end many of the flaws in the state's broken system of nursing homes. Among its measures are informed consent for patients given psychotropic drugs.

Tax Havens Build Lobbying Capacity in D.C.

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