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.

Ameritrade founder, auto union among top super PAC donors

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Stealth spending on the rise as 2012 election approaches

By John Dunbar

The ‘Citizens United’ decision and why it matters

By John Dunbar

D.C.-based governors' associations provide back door for corporate donors

By John Dunbar and Alexandra Duszak

Pro-GOP donor one-upped by boss's support of Democratic PAC

By John Dunbar

Transparency test: Grading the super PACs

By John Dunbar

North Carolina governor's race awash in out-of-state funds

By Paul Abowd and John Dunbar

Bailed-out banks, Freddie Mac, AIG gave $6 million to 2008 conventions

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Akin wins Missouri Senate primary, Dems get their wish

By Michael Beckel and John Dunbar

ALEC faces new challenge to tax-exempt status

By John Dunbar

U.S. Chamber, GOP block election ad transparency bill

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Obama, Dems dominate GOP in April fundraising

By John Dunbar

Super PACs outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race

By Michael Beckel and John Dunbar

Top 10 donors make up a third of donations to super PACs

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Wells Fargo hit with $3.1 million fine in mortgage servicing mess

By John Dunbar

Poverty stretches the digital divide

Pro-Romney super PAC reports more cash on hand than Romney campaign

By John Dunbar

Super PACs out-raise candidates, thanks to super donors

By John Dunbar

Pro-Santorum super PAC gets $1 million donation

By John Dunbar and Peter H. Stone

Pro-Romney super PAC adds $6.6 million to coffers

By John Dunbar

PayPal co-founder gives $1.7 million to pro-Ron Paul super PAC in January

By John Dunbar

Presidential super PACs raise $49 million through December

By John Dunbar

Billionaire props up pro-Santorum 'super PAC'

By John Dunbar and Peter H. Stone

Pro-Romney 'super PAC' brings total haul to $30 million for year

By John Dunbar

Big oil fuels Pro-Perry super PAC, contributions total $5.5 million

By John Dunbar

Huntsman Sr. backed son's super PAC

By John Dunbar

Presidential super PAC spending hits $30 million

By John Dunbar

Rules against coordination between super PACs, candidates, tough to enforce

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Big bucks flood 2012 election — What the courts said and why we should care

By John Dunbar

‘Super PACs’ spend $13 million on early primaries, Romney top beneficiary

By John Dunbar

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