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Former Coburn Staffer and Investigative Journo, Justin Rood, Joins POGO

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 12.13.24 PMAward-winning investigative journalist and former investigator for Senator Tom Coburn’s office, Justin Rood, is joining the independent watchdogs over at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) to lead a new congressional oversight initiative.

“POGO has been helping improve oversight and improve government for over three decades, I’m excited to join the team,” Rood told Fishbowl DC.

POGO’s Executive Director Danielle Brian announced the hiring news today–and said the organization will be releasing more details about the new project in the coming weeks.

Rood, who previously served as director of investigations on Homeland Security issues for Coburn (R-OK), as well as an investigative reporter for ABC News and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets, will be at the helm of the new initiative.

“Justin’s experience makes him the ideal person to help us expand on our proven track record of training congressional staff on how to conduct effective oversight,” Brian said in a statement.

Stay tuned for more details on POGO’s new project!

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Veteran WaPo Reporter to POGO

Veteran WaPo reporter David Hilzenrath, an award-winning journalist whose work includes coverage of financial fraud and the fed’s efforts to reform Wall Street and health care, is joining the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) to lead the organization’s investigations into government corruption, waste and abuse.

Hilzenrath started his career at WaPo as an intern in 1987 after graduating from Harvard.  He will be POGO’s editor-in-chief. His work at the Post has highlighted weaknesses in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s policing of Wall Street and shown how former Pentagon officials have used the revolving door for personal gain. He was also part of the team that covered the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

Snoozer press release quote: “David’s top-notch investigative skills, passion for holding government accountable and deep knowledge of how this city operates will help take us to the next level,” POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian said. “We’re thrilled he’s coming to POGO.”

Congrats to Hilzenrath!