Matthew Nippert

New Zealand
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Matthew Nippert, New Zealand, is an investigative reporter for the New Zealand Herald, the South Pacific country's largest newspaper, where he specializes in reporting on white collar crime and political lobbying by the wealthy and powerful.

He has previously worked in the newsrooms of Salient, Listener, Herald on Sunday, National Business Review and the Sunday Star-Times.

In 2014 he joined the Herald as a full-time investigative reporter and over the past four years, he has won most of New Zealand's top reporting, business, and investigative journalism prizes. His recent work has included exposing the secret New Zealand citizenship of Facebook billionaire Peter Thiel, using data analytics to reveal hundreds of millions of dollars in annual tax avoidance by multinationals, and breaking news of a probe by intelligence services into apparent Chinese espionage targeting a Christchurch professor.

Nippert has an honors degree in public policy from Victoria University, Wellington, and an MS from the Columbia School of Journalism earned while a Fulbright scholar.