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Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber, USA, is the senior coordinating editor for multiplatform projects and investigations at the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Until May 2012 she was the deputy managing editor of investigations at NPR in Washington, D.C., where in addition to managing a core investigative team, she worked with beat and field reporters across the newsroom and partnered with news organizations on high-level investigative work, including Pro Publica, PBS Frontline, PBS NewsHour, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley. These investigations have examined the lack of treatment for soldiers injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, failures of investigations into deaths in the United States, sexual assaults on university campuses, mine safety in the wake of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia, the origins of the controversial Arizona immigration bill and use of antivirals during the flu pandemic. Work of the NPR unit has been recognized with recent Peabody, Robert F. Kennedy, Dart, Gracies, White House Press Photographers Association and Investigative Reporters and Editors awards.

Reber was previously a deputy managing editor and executive producer at CBC National Radio News. She has worked a variety of field assignments, from Czechoslovakia to Johannesburg and Saskatchewan.

She is co-author of Starlight Tour: The Last Lonely Night of Neil Stonechild, shortlisted for the 2006 Governor General’s Award in non-fiction.

She is also a frequent speaker on investigative reporting issues and has taught investigative technique at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is currently on the faculty of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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