Derek Kravitz is the contributing 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.
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.