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Stephen Engelberg ’79: Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica

<h5>Stephen Engelberg ’79 leads ProPublica.</h5>
<h6>Stephen Engelberg biography on <a href="" target="_self">ProPublica</a></h6>
Stephen Engelberg ’79 leads ProPublica.
Stephen Engelberg biography on ProPublica

A veteran reporter with over three decades of experience, Engelberg oversees a team of over 100 journalists as Editor-in-Chief of ProPublica, a nonprofit organization that exposes abuses of power. Since 2010, ProPublica has won five Pulitzer Prizes.

This year, ProPublica has shed light on local, federal, and corporate responses to COVID-19. Among many other topics, the newsroom revealed how municipalities have relied on McKinsey to draft reopening plans, how meat packing plants exposed workers to the virus, and how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s credibility collapsed.


Engelberg moved to ProPublica from The Oregonian, which received a Pulitzer Prize during his tenure. Previously, Engelberg spent 18 years at The New York Times, where he initiated its investigative team in 2000 and reported from New York; Washington, D.C.; and Warsaw. Since Engelberg became Editor-in-Chief in 2013, ProPublica has won four Pulitzer Prizes.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Engelberg, who received an A.B. in history, is the co-author, with Judith Miller GS ’72, of “Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War” (2001).