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Michael Sallah is a veteran journalist at the Miami Herald whose work revealing widespread public corruption and government blunders has prompted grand jury investigations and legislative reforms for more than two decades. He was awarded The Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2004 for a series of stories that exposed the longest war crimes case of the Vietnam War and subsequent cover up by the Pentagon. During a stint as investigations editor at the Herald, he supervised an investigation into public housing corruption that won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. In 2012, he was a Pulitzer finalist for Public Service for stories that uncovered wretched and deadly conditions in Florida's assisted living facilities that led to the shut down of 13 facilities and a governor's task force to overhaul state law. While working at The Washington Post in 2014, he won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for a series of stories that showed how predatory tax lien companies were taking hundreds of homes from the poor for as little as $44 in tax debts. He is currently a senior investigative reporter at The Miami Herald. He lives in South Florida with his wife and three children.
Mitch Weiss, co-winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, is the coauthor ofTiger Force, No Way Out, and Hunting Che. Over the last twenty years he has investigated stories of clerical sexual abuse, government corruption, police misconduct, and white-collar crime. His investigative series about corrupt real estate appraisers won several national awards in 2009, and he won a George Polk Award for his coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He works for the Associate Press on special projects and lives in Greenville, South Carolina.