Sasha Chavkin is an investigative reporter based in Washington DC. He specializes in investigative reporting, international affairs and exposing abuses of the public trust by institutions that serve vulnerable communities.
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.
Sasha has 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 holds a dual masters degree in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University.
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You can follow Sasha on Twitter at @sashachavkin.