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 ICIJ investigations on 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 Award and the Overseas Press Club award. 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

Implant Files investigation named winner of Barlett & Steele Gold Award (top award), shared with Kaiser Health News, 2019. 

Implant Files investigation named winner of Association of Health Care Journalists first place award in Investigative category, 2019.

Implant Files investigation named winner of Overseas Press Club award for best investigative reporting in any medium, 2019.

Implant Files investigation named winner of Scripps Howards award in the Business/Financial Reporting category, 2019.

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.

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