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 the global medical device industry. He was the lead reporter in ICIJ's World Bank investigation, Evicted and Abandoned. He also led the story in the Implant Files project revealing ongoing global health hazards linked to breast implants, and the story in the Paradise Papers project uncovering Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' business ties to members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle. He has 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 Implant Files and World Bank investigations. 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.