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NPR Investigative Team Adds Cheryl Thompson

NPR Investigative Team Adds Cheryl Thompson

Cheryl W. Thompson will join the NPR Investigations Team as a Correspondent. She's currently an Associate Professor at George Washington University and a Contributing Investigative Reporter for The Washington Post, where she also served as Metro Reporter, National Reporter, and WH Correspondent. Thompson has more than 25 years of newspaper reporting experience, including at the Gainesville SunLos Angeles Daily NewsChicago Tribune, and Kansas City Star. And earlier this year, Thompson was elected President of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Board, becoming the first African American to lead the 43-year-old organization. The double University of Illinois graduate, who is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, begins her new role in January. More here

Cory Booker Unveils New Proposal Aimed at Closing Racial Wealth Gap

Cory Booker Unveils New Proposal Aimed at Closing Racial Wealth Gap

NYT International Desk Adds an Editor 

NYT International Desk Adds an Editor