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Kaveh Waddell

Kaveh Waddell
JSK-HAI Journalism Fellow
San Francisco, California
kavehw@stanford.edu

Kaveh Waddell was most recently an investigative journalist at Consumer Reports, where he uses documents, data and rigorous testing to reveal corporate harms and overreach. Much of his reporting focused on digital rights and environmental justice. In 2022, Waddell’s data-driven investigation into the harmful effects of Amazon warehouses on surrounding communities was a finalist for the Livingston Award and a Deadline Club award. Previously, Waddell co-wrote the Axios Future newsletter, reporting on developments in emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics and neurotech. He was a 2018 AI fellow at the National Press Foundation. He spent a year as a freelance journalist in Beirut, Lebanon where he wrote about a secret effort to map Lebanon’s disappearing civil war graves, and a small, brave group of urban cyclists in the notoriously car-centric capital. Waddell’s career began in Washington, D.C. where he covered technology policy for National Journal and privacy and technology at The Atlantic, with a focus on the disproportionate harm of surveillance on marginalized groups.