Garance Burke

Garance Burke ('20)
Garance Burke
JSK-HAI Journalism Fellow
national investigative reporter, The Associated Press, San Francisco

Garance Burke is a JSK-HAI Journalism Fellow. When selected as a fellow she was a San Francisco-based national investigative reporter for The Associated Press. Often driven by data, her work has helped to shape presidential elections, inspired congressional hearings and prompted regulatory changes. In recent years, her stories have revealed plans to set up detention centers for toddlers separated from their parents, the discharging of immigrant recruits from the U.S. Army and the behavior of President Donald Trump toward women on the set of “The Apprentice.” She began her career at the Mexican financial newspaper El Financiero, then worked in Mexico City for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Her work has been honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics, and received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, National Press Club Award for Diplomatic Correspondence, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative reporting and the RTDNA National Edward R. Murrow Award. She received dual master’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and Graduate School of Journalism, where she has taught as a lecturer in basic data journalism.

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