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Derek Kravitz is the research editor at ProPublica.

Previously, he was a reporter and editor for the Greater New York section of The Wall Street Journal; a national economics writer for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.; a local government and transportation staff writer at The Washington Post; and a crime reporter at the Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri.

Kravitz was also a postgraduate research scholar at Columbia University, and was a co-author of the journalism school's independent review of Rolling Stone magazine’s now-retracted campus-rape story. He was an Overseas Press Club Foundation scholar in 2014; a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in 2013; a Washington reporting fellow at the National Press Foundation in 2010-11; and a member of the Post’s reporting team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking-news reporting in 2010.

Kravitz graduated with a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and master’s degrees in international relations and journalism from Columbia University. He teaches investigative reporting at Columbia’s Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.

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Here Are More Than 400 Officials Trump Has Quietly Deployed Across the Government

ProPublica has obtained a list of more than 400 people hired by the Trump administration to fill key roles across the federal government.

Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government

We have obtained a list of more than 400 Trump administration hires, including dozens of lobbyists and some from far-right media.

Trump Said He Made $21 Million in Income From His New York Contracts. He Actually Made a Lot Less.

The president’s 2016 federal financial disclosure lists gross receipts for his dealings with New York City. If you subtract expenses and fees, the amount he earned from the deals is much smaller.

Trump Once Told New York City His Net Worth Was Much Lower Than What He Said Publicly

President Trump has long given wildly varying numbers estimating his net worth. In 2009, he offered one figure publicly, then said his worth was substantially less on government documents.

Ivanka Trump Also Promised to Resign From Family Business, And Hasn’t Filed Paperwork

President Trump’s eldest daughter said she’d give up management of her businesses. We checked.

Trump Promised to Resign From His Companies — But There’s No Record He’s Done So

To transfer control of his companies, the president has to submit filings in Florida, Delaware and New York. We spoke to officials in each of those states.

Trump’s 10 Troubling Deals with Foreign Power-Players

The new president’s deals with foreign power players create clear paths for Trump to put his interests ahead of those of the United States.

Why Developers of Manhattan Luxury Towers Give Millions to Upstate Candidates

A first-of-its-kind analysis shows just how tactical the real-estate industry is about bankrolling state legislators who will protect its $1.4 billion tax break and weaken rent laws.

Trump’s Pick for Commerce Secretary May Have the Biggest Conflicts of Them All

Wilbur Ross has made a fortune in steel — and the Commerce Department will soon make decisions that will affect his firms.

We May Not Know If Trump’s Foreign Business Deals Violate the Constitution

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t have to detail his business holdings in federal financial disclosures until May 2018.

The Dig: Yes, Tammy Duckworth’s Family Has Served in the Military for Centuries

As an exercise for students, we researched her family’s long history of military service.

Red Cross ‘Failed for 12 Days’ After Historic Louisiana Floods

Documents show local officials were irate over the Red Cross’ poor response to the massive disaster.

Apple and Others Help Customers Donate to the Red Cross, And Only the Red Cross

Despite yet more evidence of trouble with the Red Cross’ disaster response — this time to floods in Louisiana — Apple, Amazon, T-Mobile, and many others have made the venerable charity the exclusive conduit for helping victims.
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