Andy Hall is founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (www.WisconsinWatch.org). The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, launched four years ago, examines government integrity and quality-of-life issues and has become a model for producing local investigative journalism. The Center collaborates with Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and mainstream and ethnic news media.
From 1991 to 2006, Hall was investigative reporter at the Wisconsin State Journal, and was the newspaper’s K-12 education reporter from 2006 to 2009. A former Investigative Reporters and Editors board member, he also worked from 1982 to 1990 at The Arizona Republic, where he helped break the “Keating Five” scandal.
Hall has received more than 30 investigative, public service, financial, education and deadline coverage honors, including National Headliner, Gerald Loeb, Education Writers Association, Inland Press Association and James K. Batten awards. He is a founding member of the Investigative News Network and serves on the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism board and the Indiana University Journalism Alumni Advisory Board.