David Fahrenthold

Reporter, The Washington Post

David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post reporter whom CNN called “a breakout star in the 2016 campaign reporting.” He was behind some of the biggest scoops of the campaign reporting season.

He obtained the “Access Hollywood” tape that upended the campaign in early October. Fahrenthold used Twitter, a phone and a note pad to track millions of dollars that Donald Trump said he donated to charity. The Post’s publisher Fred Ryan said Fahrenthold’s work “dominated political conversation during much of the presidential race and ranks as one of the greatest runs of political journalism in recent memory.”

Poynter teaching event: Teachapalooza VII, June 2-4.