Kendall Taggart | Columbia Journalism School

Kendall Taggart

Adjunct Faculty

Kendall Taggart is a reporter on the investigations team at BuzzFeed News. Prior to joining BuzzFeed News in 2014, she was a reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting/Reveal, a nonprofit news organization in California.

In 2013, she co-reported a series on America's Worst Charities with the Tampa Bay Times and CNN. The series identified nonprofits that paid their for-profit telemarketers and other fundraisers nearly $1 billion over 10 years that could have gone to charitable works. It earned the Barlett and Steele Gold Prize for investigative business journalism.

In 2018, she was the lead reporter on a series that broke open one of the most closely guarded secrets in American policing: how the NYPD, the largest department in the country, disciplines its officers.

Born in Massachusetts, Taggart graduated from Reed College in Oregon, majoring in anthropology.