Sasha Chavkin is a senior reporter for The Examination, where he covers the food industry. He specializes in cross-border investigations and environmental and public health issues.
From 2013 to 2020, Sasha was a reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. At ICIJ, he investigated topics including the global medical device industry, offshore secrecy and forced displacement caused by World Bank development projects. His stories have led to the worldwide recall of Allergan breast implants associated with elevated cancer risks, a reorganization and budget increase for enforcement of the World Bank's social and environmental safeguards, and the forgiveness of billions of dollars in federal student debt held by disabled former students who had been trapped by a flawed Education Department program.
In 2020, Sasha was on a team named as Pulitzer Prize finalists for the FinCEN Files, a project on the role of global banks in industrial-scale money laundering. Sasha has also shared in honors including the George Polk Award, the Investigative Reporters & Editors award, the Barlett & Steele Gold Award and the Overseas Press Club award. He was a 2021-22 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and from 2022-23 was a Rainforest Investigations Fellow for the Associated Press and the Pulitzer Center.
Sasha holds a dual masters degree in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University, and a list of his awards and fellowships is below. You can follow or contact Sasha on Twitter (DMs are open) at @sashachavkin.