Liz Essley Whyte

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Liz Essley Whyte is a reporter for the Consider the Source state politics team, where her investigative work has won awards from the National Press Club, Editor & Publisher, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the New York Press Club and local chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. Before joining the Center in 2014 as an American University fellow, she was the managing editor of a quarterly magazine focused on philanthropy. She also covered local government and transportation for The Washington Examiner, where her scoops on insider deals at the local airports authority spurred the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to demand reform at the authority. Her work has been published by numerous outlets including The Associated Press, USA Today, Slate and she has been interviewed about her stories on C-SPAN, Al Jazeera America and public radio programs around the country. She graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and earned a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.