Sydney P. Freedberg is ICIJ's chief reporter, based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

She has worked on investigations that have been honored with four Pulitzer Prizes: a series about voter fraud in a Miami mayoral election that was subsequently overturned; a series profiling a politically influential sect leader, his followers and their ties to 14 homicides; Hurricane Andrew’s impact on South Florida; and stories about the peacetime deaths of sailors that led to Pentagon reforms.

Sydney majored in History and Literature at Harvard and was a Knight Fellow at Stanford, where she took courses in African-American History and mechanical engineering. She is the author of Brother Love: Murder, Money and a Messiah, chronicling the rise and fall of Yahweh Ben Yahweh (God the Son of God) and his Nation of Yahweh.