Joe Yerardi is a data reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, focusing primarily on state politics and policy. In this role, he combines traditional reporting techniques with data analysis, visualization and programming to tell investigative stories. This is Joe’s second stint at the Center for Public Integrity, having interned on the Center’s data team in 2012. Before rejoining the Center, Joe covered a wide range of beats as the data reporter at inewsource in San Diego, California, and as the data editor at the San Antonio Express-News. Joe earned his undergraduate degrees in history and journalism at New York University and his master’s in journalism at the University of Missouri.