Center for Public Integrity Names New Senior Reporter

By: Press Release

Jack Farrell has been named a senior reporter for money and politics at the Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit investigative news organizations.

Farrell is a prize-winning journalist and author. He spent his early career, and won a George Polk award, at the Denver Post. At The Boston Globe, he covered the first Iraq War, several presidential campaigns, and served as the Globe’s White House correspondent and Washington editor, among other assignments. Farrell returned to the Denver Post in 2003 for four years as national columnist and Washington bureau chief for the newspaper and the MediaNews chain. During that time he helped lead the paper’s political coverage, and made another reporting trip to war-torn Iraq. In 2007, he left to write Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned, a biography of the great American defense attorney. The book will be published by Doubleday in June.

“Jack is a seasoned political journalist who has written extensively about the inner workings of politics and power in Washington,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg. “He is a sterling addition to our money and politics reporting team.”

In 2001, Farrell authored Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century, a biography of the late Speaker of the House, which won the Hardeman prize for the best book on Congress.

“I am cheered and honored to join the center’s formidable staff, whose work I have followed and admired for many years,” said Farrell. “The work of the center is especially vital now, as newspapers and other journalistic outlets are under great financial pressure, and many have curtailed their watchdog roles.”

Farrell is a graduate of the University of Virginia. 

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