Four incumbents and two new members were elected to the IRE Board of Directors during the annual membership meeting June 11 in Orlando. The board members will serve two-year terms on the 13-member board. Here are the election winners (with vote totals):

  • Incumbent Alison Young, USA Today (207)
  • Incumbent Leonard Downie, Jr., Arizona State University/ The Washington Post (190)
  • Incumbent Lea Thompson, broadcast journalist/producer (171)
  • Incumbent David Cay Johnston, author (166)
  • New member Josh Meyer, Northwestern University (123)
  • New member Matt Waite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (119)

Other candidates for the Board of Directors were:

  • Stephen Stock, WFOR-Miami (114)
  • Jill Riepenhoff, The Columbus Dispatch (112)
  • Neil Reisner, Florida International University (83)

Elected by the Board to serve on the Executive Committee were:

  • President: Manny Garcia, El Nuevo Herald
  • Vice President: Andrew Donohue, VoiceOfSanDiego
  • Treasurer: David Cay Johnston, author
  • Secretary: Sarah Cohen, Duke University
  • Lea Thompson

Elected to serve on the Contest Committee were T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Nancy Amons of WSMV-Nashville.