Jennifer LaFleur joined the Investigative Reporting Workshop as data editor in 2017.
LaFleur previously was a senior editor for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed a team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She also contributed to or edited dozens of major projects while at Reveal, including an investigation that was a 2018 Pulitzer finalist.
She is the former director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and currently serves on IRE’s Board of Directors.
She has won awards for coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. She has visited training rooms around the world, and in the process has taught thousands of journalists data and investigative skills.