John Crewdson, Alison Fitzgerald, Jonathan D. Salant, Charles R. Babcock, Kristin Jensen
John Crewdson is a Bloomberg News reporter assigned to the Projects & Investigations Team in the Washington, D.C. bureau. Crewdson, who holds an undergraduate degree in Economics summa cum laude from Berkeley and studied politics at Queen’s College, Oxford, has worked on Bloomberg projects ranging from campaign finance to the gun lobby in America. Crewdson’s awards include the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, and the George Polk Award for his 55,000 word Chicago Tribune history of the discovery of the AIDS virus. He is also the recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi bronze medallion, the New York Deadline Club’s Goldberg award, the New York Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award, the Chicago Headline Club’s Peter Lisagor award, and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel award. Crewdson began his career at The New York Times, where he worked for 13 years as a Washington reporter and national correspondent before moving to the Chicago Tribune, where he spent 28 years as national editor, metropolitan editor, West Coast bureau chief and, finally, associate Washington editor and senior writer. He joined Bloomberg in October 2010. Crewdson and his wife Prudence have two sons and live in Bethesda, Maryland.
Alison Fitzgerald, an investigative reporter at Bloomberg News, writes about the convergence of government and economics in Washington DC. Fitzgerald, a graduate of Georgetown University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, has been with Bloomberg news since 2000, covering the U.S auto industry, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, economics and tax policy. Her coverage of the international food price crisis in 2008 won her the Overseas Press Club’s Malcolm Forbes Award, and her coverage of the financial crisis and ensuing government bailout earned her several honors including being named a finalist for a Gerald R. Loeb award. Fitzgerald started her career at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a reporter covering the New Jersey suburbs and criminal courts. She then moved to The Palm Beach Post where she wrote about coastal development, migrant workers and county government. She spent three years as a reporter and editor at the Associated Press, covering courts and government in Boston and working as editor on the international desk. Fitzgerald and her husband, Drew Kodjak, have three children and live in Takoma Park, Maryland.
CHARLES R. BABCOCK
Charles R. Babcock is an editor on the projects & investigations team at Bloomberg News. He came to Bloomberg in 2006, after 30 years at The Washington Post, mostly as an investigative reporter and editor. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1990 for stories about ethics abuses in Congress and a longtime board member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The native of Louisville, Ky. has a B.A. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He served as an Army lieutenant in Vietnam in 1969-70. Babcock and his wife Carolyn Bowers live in Washington, D.C. and have three daughters.
Jonathan D. Salant covers campaign finance and lobbying for Bloomberg News. He joined Bloomberg in 2004 and has been a Washington-based reporter for 23 years, winning national awards for his coverage of a lawmaker’s first year in office and a computer-assisted analysis of donations to members of the New York congressional delegation. His coverage of health-care lobbying and financial services lobbying, written with Lizzie O’Leary, was a finalist for the 2010 Raymond Clapper Award. Salant, 56, is a former president of the National Press Club.
Kristin Jensen, a Bloomberg News reporter, is responsible for covering money and politics. Jensen, a graduate of Princeton University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, joined Bloomberg News in 1995. While covering the FDA in Washington, Jensen twice earned a place on TJFR’s list of the top 30 business journalists under age 30. She ran Bloomberg’s health-care reporting teams in Europe and the U.S. from 1999 to early 2004, when she began covering politics. Jensen and a colleague won first place in the Houston Press Club’s Lone Star Awards politics and government category in 2005 for a story about the connections between Karl Rove and donors to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 election. Jensen and her husband, Jonathan Cohen, live in Kensington, Maryland, with their son, Sam.