John Dunbar

Chief Executive Officer  The Center for Public Integrity

John has been CEO of the Center for Public Integrity since Nov. 15, 2016. He is the creator of Consider the Source, the Center's ongoing investigation of the impact of money on state and federal politics. He returned to the Center in 2011 after spending two years as director of the "Connected" project at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University where he investigated the political influence of the telecommunications and media industries. Prior to the Workshop, he reported on media and technology issues and the financial meltdown for the Washington bureau of the Associated Press. He spent seven years at the Center where he created the Well Connected project, an investigation of the political ties of the media and broadband industries. Between jobs with AP and the workshop, he led the Who's Behind the Financial Meltdown investigation into the subprime lending industry for the Center. He led the follow-up to that project, "After the Meltdown," which won a George Polk Award. Prior to his work with the Center, Dunbar was chief investigative reporter with the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.

A modern history of campaign finance: from Watergate to 'Citizens United'

By John Dunbar

The players who have shaped campaign finance over the decades

By Ashley Balcerzak and John Dunbar

Best of the Center for Public Integrity's 2016 election coverage

By John Dunbar

Congressman offers unusual defense in ethics probe

By John Dunbar

Congressman-car dealer refuses to cooperate with investigators

By John Dunbar

Analysis: Donald Trump, propagandist-in-chief?

By John Dunbar

Koch-backed ‘dark money’ groups fined for failing to disclose donors

By John Dunbar

Koch brothers’ plight likened to that of civil rights workers in the 1950s

By John Dunbar

Car dealer-congressman subject of ethics probe

By John Dunbar

Pierre Omidyar gives $100,000 to new anti-Trump super PAC

By John Dunbar, Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Super PACs built a wall around Florida, and Trump destroyed it

By John Dunbar and Cady Zuvich

Analysis: How might the ‘Citizens United’ decision be undone?

By John Dunbar

Small businesses for Trump: ‘Just get somebody different in there’

By John Dunbar and Cady Zuvich

Super PACs super charge 2016 presidential election spending

By Eleanor Bell Fox and John Dunbar

Commentary: The consequences of our secret elections

By John Dunbar

Auto-dealing congressman draws complaint

By John Dunbar

Congressman-auto dealer accused of conflict of interest

By John Dunbar

Schumer’s road to the top greased by donations to colleagues

By John Dunbar and Alexander Cohen

Urban League parrots telecom donors' net-neutrality stance

By Allan Holmes and John Dunbar

‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

By John Dunbar and Erin Quinn

GOP governors group dwarfs Democrats in fundraising

By Ben Wieder and John Dunbar

State judges: We don't need no stinkin' disclosure

By John Dunbar, Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Ex-SEC chief now helps companies navigate post-meltdown reforms

Judges often ignore trip disclosure rules

By Chris Young and John Dunbar

Bad day for super donors

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Video: Talking super PACs with PBS NewsHour

By John Dunbar

Donor profile: Republican Governors Association

By Alexandra Duszak and John Dunbar

Daily Disclosure: Chevron gives $2.5 million to conservative super PAC

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar