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Board of Directors


Past Board Members

IRE appreciates the many journalists who served the organization as members of the Board of Directors.
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Meeting Minutes

The Board of Directors generally meets two times a year to discuss and vote on IRE business. The board also conducts conference calls periodically. After being approved, the minutes are posted online for IRE members to view and download.
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Board Committees

Investigative Reporters and Editors committees allow board members and rank-and-file members to focus on specific areas or projects of interest and to explore new projects.

Committees are sometimes asked to address issues that come up in the full board meetings but that need more research. The committees then make recommendations to the full board.

Committee chairs are appointed by the president. Committee members are selected by the president and committee chair with input from the executive director.

2023-24 Committees

Audit Committee

Oversees accountability of the organization and reviews annual external audit by a certified public accounting firm.

  • Ana Ley, The New York Times / IRE Board (chair)
  • Darla Cameron, Texas Tribune / IRE Board (vice chair)
  • Mark Greenblatt, Howard Center for Investigative Journalism / IRE Board
  • Aaron Kessler, Associated Press / IRE Board
  • Deirdre Conner, Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida
  • Emmanuel Martinez, Washington Post
  • Steve Reilly, The Messenger
  • Perla Trevizo, ProPublica - Texas Tribune
  • Todd Wallack, WBUR
Awards Committee

Oversees the annual contests, including the IRE Awards, Golden Padlock, Don Bolles Medal and Philip Meyer Awards.

  • Lily Jamali, Marketplace (chair)
  • Jonah Newman, Injustice Watch (vice chair)
  • Aaron Kessler, Associated Press / IRE Board
  • Hyuntaek Lee, Chosunilbo Daily / IRE Board
  • Ana Ley, The New York Times / IRE Board
  • Ron Campbell, retired
  • Emily Hopkins, independent

Contest Committee (IRE Awards judges — subcommittee of the Awards Committee)

  • Lily Jamali, Marketplace (chair)
  • Jonah Newman, Injustice Watch (vice chair)
  • John Russell, Indianapolis Business Journal (elected)
  • Walter Smith-Randolph, Connecticut Public Broadcasting (elected)
  • Nicole Foy, CalMatters
  • Valerie Hyman, consultant
  • Ben Welsh, Reuters
Conference Committee

Oversees conferences.

  • Cindy Galli, ABC News / IRE Board (chair)
  • John Harden, Washington Post (vice chair)
  • Jodie Fleischer, Cox Media Group / IRE Board
  • Brian M. Rosenthal, The New York Times / IRE Board
  • Mark Walker, The New York Times / IRE Board
  • Caresse Jackman, Investigate TV
  • Julie Watts, CBS Sacramento
  • Annie Ma, Associated Press
  • Ben Wieder, McClatchy
  • Gonzalo Magara, KXTV
  • Madison Carter, WSOC
  • Craig Lyons, Indiana University
  • Kendall Taggart, Bloomberg News
Conference committee minutes
Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Works on initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion in IRE.

  • Lam Thuy Vo, The Markup / IRE Board (chair)
  • Simone Weichselbaum, NBC News (vice chair)
  • Josh Hinkle, KXAN / IRE Board
  • Hyuntaek Lee, Chosunilbo Daily / IRE Board
  • Kate Howard, Reveal / IRE Board
  • Alejandra Cancino, Injustice Watch
  • Greg Coy, WJCL 22 News-ABC
  • Dianna Hunt, ICT
  • Cassandra Jaramillo, ProPublica
  • Willoughby Mariano, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Daniela Molina, Gray Television
  • Hayat Norimine, Idaho Statesman
  • Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times
  • Manuel Villa, The Seattle Times
Diversity committee minutes
Executive Committee

Responsible for planning oversight, finance, personnel issues and board development.

  • Brian M. Rosenthal, The New York Times, president
  • Josh Hinkle, KXAN-TV, vice president
  • Mark Greenblatt, Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, secretary
  • Darla Cameron, Texas Tribune, secretary
  • Lam Thuy Vo, The Markup, at-large officer
  • Mark Walker, The New York Times (board chair)

 

 

executive committee minutes
Finance Committee

Oversees the endowment and IRE investments and helps with fundraising.

  • Mark Greenblatt, Howard Center for Investigative Journalism / IRE Board (chair)
  • Ana Ley, The New York Times / IRE Board (board representative)
  • Gina Chua, Semafor
  • Myrta Pulliam, IRE co-founder
  • Mc Nelly Torres, Center for Public Integrity
  • Jodi Upton, Syracuse University
  • Lee Zurik, Fox 8 New Orleans
Finance committee minutes
Governance Committee

Examines issues concerning IRE’s organizational structure and operating rules.

  • Kate Howard, Reveal / IRE Board (chair)
  • Sarah Cohen, Arizona State University (vice chair)
  • Jodie Fleischer, Cox Media Group / IRE Board
  • Cindy Galli, ABC News / IRE Board
  • Mary Hudetz, ProPublica
  • Willoughby Mariano, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Governance Committee Minutes
International Committee
Engages with the international journalism community.
  • Hyuntaek Lee, Chosunilbo Daily / IRE Board (co-chair)
  • Rob Cribb, Toronto Star (co-chair)
  • Lam Thuy Vo, The Markup / IRE Board
  • Lise Olsen, Texas Observer
  • Dalal Radwan, An Najah National University
  • John Bones, SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting
  • Will Fitzgibbons, The Examination
Committee minutes
Member Services Committee

Responsible for member recruitment and member services issues.

  • Josh Hinkle, KXAN / IRE Board (chair)
  • Darla Cameron, Texas Tribune / IRE Board (vice chair)
  • Rick Gevers, Rick Gevers & Associates / IRE Board
  • Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times
  • Eric Gorski, Chalkbeat
  • Ashley Graham, WBBH-TV
  • Jamie Grey, Investigate TV
  • Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press
  • Emily Le Coz, USA Today
  • Danny McArthur, Gulf States Newsroom
  • Matt McCabe, KWTV
  • Deborah Nelson, University of Maryland
  • Leslie Rangel, KTBC
  • Olivia Sanchez, Hechinger Report
  • Dylan Smith, Tucson Sentinel
  • Kat Stafford, Reuters
  • Mc Nelly Torres, Center for Public Integrity
  • Nicole Vap, CBS Innovation Lab
  • Emyle Watkins, WBFO/NPR
member services committee & task force minutes
Training Committee

Examines potential future training opportunities for the organization. For information about current training offered by IRE, click here.

  • Mark Walker, The New York Times / IRE Board (chair)
  • Ximena Bustillo, NPR
  • Isabel Cleary, WCMH NBC4
  • Patti DiVincenzo, former IRE staff
  • Alfonzo Galvan, Sahan Journal
  • Aaron Glantz, Fuller Project
  • Charles Minshew, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Naama Weingarten, CBC News
  • Nicole Ki, Minnesota Public Radio
training committee & task force minutes
View all past committees

Task forces

Affordability Task Force
  • Mark Katches, Tampa Bay Times (chair)
  • Cindy Galli, ABC News / IRE Board
  • Mark Greenblatt, Howard Center / IRE Board
  • Kate Howard, Reveal / IRE Board
  • Brian M. Rosenthal, New York Times / IRE Board
  • Greg Borowski, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
  • Dana Chinn, University of Southern California
  • Daniela Ibarra, KSAT
  • Wesley Lowery, Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Erika Owens, OpenNews
  • Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th*
Task force minutes
Board Reform Task Force
  • Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA Today (chair)
  • Willoughby Mariano, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (vice chair)
  • Kate Howard, Reveal / IRE Board
  • Ana Arana, independent journalist
  • Wendell Cochran, Investigative Reporting Workshop, retired
  • Duane Pohlman, WKRC Local 12
     
     
Local Meetups Task Force
  • Aaron Kessler, Associated Press / IRE Board (chair)
  • Eunice Esomonu, Associated Press
  • Laura Greanias, The Seattle Times
  • Louise Kiernan, Northwestern University
  • Rylee Kirk, Syracuse Post-Standard
  • Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
  • Phil Prazan, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Olivia Sanchez, Hechinger Report
  • Ben Wieder, McClatchy
  • Matt Wynn, Nebraska Journalism Trust
Website Improvement Task Force
  • Jennifer Forsyth, Wall Street Journal (chair)
  • Aaron Kessler, Associated Press / IRE Board (vice chair)
  • Nicole Hong, The New York Times
  • Justin Myers, Associated Press
  • Zaneta Lowe, WREG
  • Cheryl Phillips, Big Local News
  • Todd Wallack, WBUR
  • Derek Willis, University of Maryland
  • Matt Waite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Strategic Planning Task Force
  • Mark Horvit, Missouri University (chair)
  • Kiran Chawla, independent
  • Rick Gevers, Rick Gevers & Associates / IRE Board
  • Jennifer LaFleur, Berkeley Journalism School
  • Emmanuel Martinez, Washington Post
  • Tisha Thompson, ESPN
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