Sasha Chavkin was a reporter for ICIJ from 2013 to 2020.
Sasha's reporting for ICIJ helped reveal the hidden dangers of breast implants for the Implant Files investigation, and exposed U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' business ties to senior Russian figures as part of the Paradise Papers. He was ICIJ's lead reporter for the Bribery Division investigation, which examined leaked files from construction giant Odebrecht related to Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. He was also lead reporter on the Evicted & Abandoned investigation, which revealed massive forced displacement caused by projects funded by the World Bank.
He was also the lead reporter for ICIJ and Center for Public Integrity's award-winning Island of the Widows and Mystery in the Fields projects, which examined a mysterious form of kidney disease that is killing agricultural workers across continents.
He has previously written for ProPublica, Columbia Journalism Review, and the New York World, an investigative website covering New York.
Sasha has reported from countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan, Honduras and Sri Lanka, and his work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Sidney Hillman Foundation.
He holds masters degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs.