Al Jazeera America has named Josh Bernstein as an on-air investigative reporter, based in Washington DC. He will report to Ed Pound, the senior EP and head of AJA’s investigative unit.

Fittingly, given the recent national security leaks, Bernstein will focus on “corruption, fraud, waste, and official wrongdoing,” and “will be responsible for breaking news, uncovering scandals, and educating the public on what is really going on behind the closed doors of power,” the channel says.

Bernstein is a veteran investigative reporter, most recently for Fox affiliate KDVR Denver. He also worked for the shuttered iPad mag “The Daily” in New York, KNXV Phoenix and KCRA Sacramento.

“Government, corporations, and those in power must be accountable to the American public,’’ Bernstein says in a statement. “That is where we will focus our efforts.’’
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