Gary Rivlin

Gary Rivlin

Long-time journalist Gary Rivlin is a reporter with Type Investigations. A former New York Times reporter, he is the author of six books, including, most recently, Katrina: After the Flood, which the New York Times, NPR, and USA Today, among others, selected as a best book of the year in 2015. His prior book, Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. — How the Working Poor Became Big Business, was described by the New Yorker as a "blistering new investigation of the subprime economy" and named best business book of 2010 by Business Week. His first book, Fire On the Prairie, won the 1992 Carl Sandburg Award for best non-fiction book of the year; his second, Drive-By, was a New York Times notable book of the year and finalist for PEN's "Best of the West" competition. Rivlin is the winner of two Gerald Loeb Awards for excellence in business journalism and won a piece of a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 as part of the International Consortium of Investigative Reporter team behind the “Panama Papers.” As a reporting fellow, Rivlin has produced a number of investigations, including “The Cold, Hard Lessons of Mobile Home U” for The New York Times Magazine; "Car Trouble" for Mother Jones; and "Government by Goldman” and "Public Pensions for Sale" for The Intercept. Most recently, he wrote an article for The Appeal titled, Lessons from Hurricane Katrina for the Covid-19 Recovery to Come, and another for the Outlook section of the Washington Post tying stock buybacks to the country’s growing inequality. Last updated May 2020.

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