Richard H.P. Sia is associate editor for ICIJ and served as its chief fact-checker on the Pulitzer Prize winning Panama Papers investigation, the Paradise Papers probe and two other projects. Sia previously was a managing editor of National Journal and senior editor of National Journal’s CongressDaily, where he directed special projects and coverage of defense, homeland security, government oversight and telecommunications. He has reported for The Honolulu Advertiser and The Baltimore Sun, where he was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in 1984, and worked as State House correspondent and Pentagon correspondent. As Washington correspondent for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Sia won a 1996 National Press Club award and was part of a team that received an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1998 for the PBS Frontline documentary, "Hot Guns." He also served as senior managing editor of LEGI-SLATE News Service, an online subsidiary of the Washington Post Co. that became part of National Journal Group in 1999. Sia grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, graduated from Punahou School and received a B.A. degree in government with honors from Harvard University in 1975.