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Liz Essley Whyte is a reporter for the Consider the Source state politics team at The Center for Public Integrity. Before joining the Center in 2014 as an American University fellow, she was the managing editor of a quarterly magazine focused on philanthropy, and prior to that, she covered local government and transportation for The Washington Examiner. Her scoops on insider deals at the local airports authority earned her top awards from the D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Virginia Press Association, as well as spurred the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to demand reform at the authority. She graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College, where she led her college newspaper to multiple awards. She earned a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.

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