Kim Barker is a reporter on the investigations team at The New York Times. Until January 2018 she was a reporter on the metro desk, focusing on affordable housing in New York City. Before joining The Times in mid-2014, Ms. Barker was an investigative reporter at the online nonprofit ProPublica, writing mainly about campaign finance. In late 2009 and early 2010, Ms. Barker was the Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where she focused on Pakistan and Afghanistan and United States policy. She was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009. Her book, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan," published by Doubleday in 2011, later became the basis for the movie "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot." Before joining the Tribune, Ms. Barker worked for The Seattle Times, The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., and The Times in northwest Indiana. She has won investigative-reporting awards from organizations such as Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, and Best of the West.