We are happy to announce this Yeganeh Torbati joins the Washington Post as a reporter on economic policy investigations. She will play a central role on the economic team that reviews the tax, budget, trade and regulatory decisions of Washington’s power brokers.
Yeganeh comes to us from ProPublica, where she was covering government agencies and the search for medical devices during the coronavirus. She wrote a number of insightful investigative stories highlighting the role of Vice President Pence’s office in redirecting foreign aid to preferred Christian groups and the Indian health service’s efforts to return 1 million non-health standard KN95 masks purchased by a company were revealed led by a former White House official.
Prior to joining ProPublica, Yeganeh wrote for Reuters on immigration, national security, and Iran. She co-wrote an award-winning series, Assets of the Ayatollah, about the $ 95 billion business empire controlled by the top Iranian leader.
Yeganeh has worked on teams that have won numerous prestigious awards, including the National Press Club’s Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence, the Gerald Loeb Award for Explanatory Journalism, the Malcolm Forbes Award from the Overseas Press Club, and the SABEW Best in Business International Investigation Category Award and Deadline Club’s Daniel Pearl Award for Investigation Reports.
She has covered a number of government agencies on Reuters and ProPublica including the Department of State, USAID, the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Yeganeh grew up in Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and modern Middle Eastern studies. She speaks Persian and Spanish. Please say hello when it starts on September 8th.
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