Sasha Chavkin is a staff reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.  He specializes in investigative reporting, international affairs and exposing abuses of the public trust by institutions that serve vulnerable communities.

Sasha has worked on global ICIJ investigations on topics including forced displacement caused by World Bank development projects, offshore secrecy, and environmental and labor rights abuses. He was the lead reporter in ICIJ's World Bank investigation, Evicted and Abandoned, and led the story in the Paradise Papers project revealing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' business ties to members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle. He has also worked at ProPublica, the Columbia Journalism Review, and The New York World, an investigative site that covered New York city and state government.

Sasha shared in the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting and the Investigative Reporters & Editors award for innovation in watchdog journalism for his work on the Paradise Papers, and in awards from the Overseas Press Club, Online News Association and others for the World Bank investigation. He holds a dual masters degree in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University. 

To see a more complete list of Sasha's articles, click here. A list of his awards and fellowships is below.

You can follow Sasha on Twitter at @sashachavkin.

Awards and fellowships

Paradise Papers investigation named winner of George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, 2018. 

Paradise Papers investigation named winner of Investigative Reporters & Editors' Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism, 2018.

Evicted and Abandoned investigation named winner of six journalistic awards, 2016.
Won awards from the Overseas Press Club, Online News Association, New York Press Club, National Headliner Award, Society of Professional Journalists and New York State Society of CPAs.

Evicted and Abandoned investigation named finalist for five awards, 2016.                                                                                                                          Finalist for the Loeb Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors award, John B. Oakes award, Society of American Business Editors and Writers “Best in Business” award and D.C Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists award.

Island of the Widows investigation selected as one of “100 Great Stories” by Columbia Journalism School graduates for Columbia Journalism School Centennial, 2013.

Mystery in the Fields investigation named winner of two journalistic awards, 2012.
Won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and Sidney Hillman Foundation. 

Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, awarded May 2010.  
Awarded to the top five students in Columbia Graduate School of Journalism class of 2010.  

Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, September 2008 - June 2009.                                                                                                                  Fellowship in environmental journalism directed by Bill McKibben. 

United States Fulbright Scholar, affiliated with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú and Caretas magazine, August 2005 – June 2006.  Lima, Peru. Area of study: Journalism.