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.

Bank of America to pay record settlement over Countrywide abuses

By John Dunbar

GOP senators' position on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aligned with industry

By John Dunbar

Bailed-out banks paid no income tax in some years, according to study

By John Dunbar and John Dunbar

‘Nonpartisan’ youth movement has deep GOP roots

By John Dunbar

Billions set aside to bridge broadband gap before creating plan on how to spend money

By John Dunbar

You broke it? You fix it.

By John Dunbar

Goldman settlement sends shiver through banking world

By John Dunbar

The roots of the financial crisis: Who is to blame?

By John Dunbar and David Donald

Meltdown 101

By John Dunbar

Digital transition a mess, but in entirely unexpected way

By John Dunbar

As FCC Chair Martin resigns, he leaves controversial legacy

By John Dunbar

Ready, fire aim? Public broadband grants wait for no plan

By John Dunbar

As FCC Chair Martin resigns, he leaves controversial legacy

By John Dunbar

Nice work if you can get it

By John Dunbar

State utility commissions fail transparency test

By John Dunbar and Leah Rush

Former Bells dial up big numbers in statehouses

By John Dunbar

The cost of indecency

By John Dunbar

Industry battles re-regulation

By John Dunbar

Networks of influence

By John Dunbar, Daniel Lathrop and Robert Morlino

Anatomy of a lobbying blitz

By John Dunbar

Baby Bells paying to play

By John Dunbar

Indecency on the air

By John Dunbar

FCC dawdled as radio grew

By John Dunbar

Big radio rules in small markets

By John Dunbar and Aron Pilhofer

FCC plans to nix industry-paid travel

By John Dunbar

A penchant for secrecy

By John Dunbar

Captive audience

By John Dunbar

The FCC's rapidly revolving door

By John Dunbar

National GOP exchanges soft money for hard in Florida

By John Dunbar

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