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Staff Reporters

Mark Schapiro, Senior Correspondent
Schapiro has been an investigative journalist for more than two decades and has built an award-winning track record with a focus on environmental and international affairs. His work has appeared in Harper's, The Nation, Mother Jones, and The Atlantic Monthly. He's also been a correspondent on NOW with Bill Moyers, FRONTLINE/World, and Marketplace. His new book, Exposed, was published by Chelsea Green in September 2007.
Andrew Becker, Reporter
Andrew covers the federal judiciary for CIR and is currently reporting on the immigration court system. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation Web site and Mother Jones. Before joining CIR in 2008, he was a fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he reported on human smuggling and corruption along the Southwest border for a joint New York Times and PBS FRONTLINE/World production. Previously he was a reporter for the Contra Costa Times. He has also written and reported for the Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, FRONTLINE, KQED California Report, and Los Angeles magazine. He received a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.
G.W. Schulz, Reporter
Schulz joined CIR in 2008 and covers homeland security. Prior to that time, he wrote extensively about politics, municipal corruption, workplace safety, criminal justice and the changing national landscape in news media for the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Urban Tulsa, a weekly newspaper in Oklahoma. He was an early contributor to the Chauncey Bailey Project, which won an IRE Tom Renner Award in 2008. In 2007, he won first place for investigative reporting from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Public Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California. Schulz graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas.
Correspondents
Robert O Harrow Jr., CIR Senior Advisor
Robert O'Harrow is a reporter on the financial desk of the Washington Post, where he created a beat covering information technology, marketing and privacy. He worked as lead reporter for "No Place to Hide" under CIR sponsorship. O'Harrow was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for a series of Post articles in 2000 on privacy and technology. Before joining the Post in 1990, he reported for The Record (Bergen County, NJ) and The Times Herald-Record (Orange County, NY).
Sarah Terry-Cobo, Associate Reporter, Carbon Watch
Sarah Terry-Cobo is a reporter and research assistant for Mark Schapiro on CIR's Carbon Watch series, covering climate change policy, carbon markets and forest conservation projects. She graduated in 2009 from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Latin American Studies programs. She specializes in science and environmental issues, but also has a keen interest in immigration and Latin American affairs. Terry-Cobo was a clean technology intern for Forbes.com in 2008 and a reporter and editorial intern for GreenBiz.com in 2009.
Mimi Chakarova, Correspondent
Chakarova is a documentary photographer working on two long-term projects that examine the conflict in Kashmir and sex trafficking of women in Eastern Europe. She currently teaches photography at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and is the recipient of the 2003 Dorothea Lange Fellowship and the 2005 Magnum Photos Inge Morath Award. In 2007, she became the series curator of FRONTLINE/World's photography series, FlashPoint. In 2008, Chakarova's work on sex trafficking was awarded a People's Voice Webby. She was also a 2008 nominee for a News & Documentary Emmy Award. Chakarova's work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, CBS News 60 Minutes, PBS FRONTLINE/World and the Center for Investigative Reporting among others.
Anna Badkhen, Correspondent
Anna Badkhen has covered wars in Afghanistan, Somalia, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Chechnya and Kashmir. She has reported extensively from Iraq since 2003. Her book, "A War Reporter's Pantry," will be published in January 2011 by Free Press/Simon&Schuster. She lives in Massachusetts.