Derek Kravitz is a contributing reporter at ProPublica, the New York-based investigative nonprofit. Previously, he was ProPublica’s director of research from 2016 to 2018. He was also a reporter and editor for the Greater New York section of The Wall Street Journal; a national economics writer for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.; a local government and transportation staff writer at The Washington Post; and a crime reporter at the Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri.
Kravitz is a two-time Livingston Award finalist and projects he edited or reported have won prizes from the George Polk Awards, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Deadline Club. He has also been apart of three teams that have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Kravitz was also a postgraduate research scholar at Columbia University and was a co-author of the journalism school's independent review of Rolling Stone magazine’s now-retracted campus-rape story.
Kravitz graduated with a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and master’s degrees in international relations and journalism from Columbia University. He teaches investigative reporting at Columbia’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.