435 N. Michigan Avenue
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Chicago, IL
60611
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George Papajohn
Associate Managing Editor/Investigations and Consumer Watch
My Role

Oversee a group of watchdog reporters focused on projects, health, safety, science and the environment.
My Biography

In 2007, I directed the Tribune's "Hidden Hazards" project, which uncovered dangerous children's products and won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. That series led to a major overhaul of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. I have worked on investigative projects at the Tribune for more than 10 years and helped edit the paper's Pulitzer-winning project on air travel, called "Gateway to Gridlock," in 2000. Stories and projects I've directed have been recognized in numerous national journalism competitions, including Robert Kennedy, Scripps Howard, Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Club and National Headliner. Among my reporting assignments at the Chicago Tribune, I have worked for the metro desk on general assignment and covering street gangs. I am co-author of "Murder of Innocence," an investigative account of a schoolhouse shooting. I am a regular speaker at conferences held by IRE, a national organization of investigative reporters and editors.

I am married with 3 children.
My Interests

-- Smoked meat -- "E" artists: Earle, Escovedo, Ely -- Kids, family -- Date night at jazz club