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Kelly Carr

Kelly Carr is a freelance investigative reporter based in Phoenix, Ariz.. Her recent investigations have exposed Luxembourg's secret deals with multinational corporations,  widespread accounting malpractice at the Pentagon and the corrupt uses of U.S. shell and shelf companies. 

Her work on the Reuters' series Unaccountable, which detailed the human and economic costs of accounting mishaps at the Defense Department, received the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting’s Special Citation. Her reporting on the use of paper companies in the series "Shell Games," garnered the 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the National Press Club Award for Consumer Journalism (Periodicals), the New York Press Club Business Reporting Award and the 2011 Foreign Press Association Media Award for Financial/Economic Reporting.

Carr is the former training director for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, a national nonprofit institute at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She also teaches business journalism classes to graduate students at the Cronkite school.

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