Mortgage banking journalist Hudson hired as AP’s global investigations editor
The Associated Press has named Michael Hudson, a senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists whose work probed offshore financial secrecy and the origins of the 2008 economic crisis, as its new global investigations editor.
An AP story states, “Before joining ICIJ, Hudson worked as a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, The Wall Street Journal and The Roanoke Times in Virginia. His work has also appeared in Forbes, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde, El País and many other publications. He has won IRE, Overseas Press Club and George Polk awards.
“Hudson spent two decades reporting on the mortgage industry and banking fraud, and his work in the years leading up the global financial crisis prompted the Columbia Journalism Review to call him the reporter who ‘beat the world on subprime abuses.’ His 2010 book, ‘The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America — and Spawned a Global Crisis,’ traces the rise and fall of the subprime home-loan business.
“‘Throughout his career, Mike Hudson has proven himself to be a fearless reporter and editor,’ Carovillano said. ‘Whether he’s investigating Wall Street banks or corrupt foreign governments, Hudson has embraced and excelled at some of the most difficult and treacherous work that we do as journalists. That makes him a perfect match with the AP.'”
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