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Seven journalists elected to IRE Board of Directors

Two incumbents and five newcomers were elected to two-year terms for the IRE Board of Directors in election results announced Saturday. IRE members also elected two members of the Contest Committee, which judges the IRE Awards.

Here are vote totals for the seven candidates elected to the Board of Directors:

  • Jennifer Forsyth, The Wall Street Journal: 689
  • Jodi Upton, Syracuse University: 685
  • Jennifer LaFleur, Investigative Reporting Workshop: 684
  • Kat Stafford, The Associated Press: 652
  • Mark Rochester, Type Investigations: 617
  • Mark Walker, The New York Times: 616
  • Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA TODAY: 598

Here are results for the remaining candidates:

  • Norberto Santana Jr., Voice of OC: 550
  • Lee Zurik, WVUE-TV (New Orleans): 543
  • Jill Riepenhoff, Gray Television: 480
  • Kiran Chawla, independent journalist: 458
  • Matt Dempsey, The Houston Chronicle: 381
  • Mike Reilley, University of Illinois-Chicago: 184

For a one-year term on the IRE Contest Committee, Jessica Huseman and Fernando Diaz secured seats. Here are voting results:

  • Jessica Huseman, ProPublica: 802
  • Fernando Diaz, The Chicago Reporter: 571
  • Kameel Stanley, USA TODAY Network: 535
  • Saleem Khan, INVSTG8.NET: 301

Online voting began May 19 and ended Saturday. 

The seven journalists elected Saturday to the IRE Board of Directors joined six incumbents, whose terms expire next year. The newly constituted board met Saturday and elected officers to serve for one year on the Executive Committee:

  • President: Jodi Upton
  • Vice president: Steven Rich
  • Treasurer: Brian M. Rosenthal¬†
  • Secretary: Bethany Barnes
  • At-large member of the Executive Committee: Jennifer LaFleur
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