Inside Public Integrity

Published — December 12, 2019

Center for Public Integrity makes two key hires

Alexia Fernández Campbell joins as senior reporter for workers rights, Shane Yost as director of individual giving

Introduction

The Center for Public Integrity is pleased to welcome a veteran reporter and seasoned fundraiser to its nonprofit, investigative newsroom.

Alexia Fernández Campbell has joined Public Integrity’s inequality, poverty and opportunity team as senior reporter. 

Alexia Fernández Campbell

Previously, Fernández Campbell reported on labor issues at Vox, where her work included obtaining government documents that showed how the Trump Organization made minimal efforts to hire American workers before applying for foreign guest workers. Campbell also wrote reports questioning the accuracy of official death tolls in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria — reporting that contributed to a revision of official figures.

Fernández Campbell has also worked as a reporter for The Atlantic, The National Journal and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from The University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University. Fernández Campbell is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

“I want to expose how employers have rigged the system in their favor at the expense of working-class Americans,” Fernández Campbell said. 

She is also a black belt in taekwondo and obsessed with gardening.

Shane Yost is Public Integrity’s new director of individual giving.

Shane Yost

Yost, who has 16 years of fundraising experience, most recently worked with the Lupus Foundation of America where he raised millions of dollars overseeing giving programs.

He received his undergraduate degree in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo and his master’s degree in theology from Washington Theological Union. When Shane is not at work, he’s usually eating, thinking about eating or rocking the karaoke mic.

Additionally, Public Integrity editor-at-large Dave Levinthal will head Public Integrity’s 2020 election coverage.

Levinthal joined Public Integrity in 2013 from Politico, and led the newsroom’s federal politics team for six years. He’s been published in The Atlantic, TIME, Daily Beast and Politico Magazine, and regularly appears as a political analyst on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and NPR.

A Buffalo, N.Y. native, Levinthal graduated with degrees in journalism and political philosophy from Syracuse University, where he edited the Daily Orange.

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