Lateshia Beachum is a reporter on the federal politics team. She joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2016 as a Kellogg Investigative Reporting Fellow for the Center’s Economic Injustice and No Way Up projects. She has covered community news for Syracuse, New York’s The Post-Standard, billionaires for Forbes magazine and health science and politics for The Washington Post. Lateshia earned a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia College in her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina.