Washington Post hires corporate accountability editor
Washington Post national economy and business editor David Cho and deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb sent out the following announcement on Thursday:
We’re thrilled to announce that Ziva Branstetter will be The Washington Post’s new corporate accountability editor.
Ziva, who has a long track record as an investigative reporter and editor, will lead a team focused on short- and long-term business investigations and enterprise. She will also oversee several beats, including Wall Street and the business of space.
Ziva has spent the last 18 months as a senior editor at Reveal, a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she has led a team covering immigration and labor issues. Her team broke national stories on family separation and Tesla’s workplace safety record.
She also worked more than 20 years as a reporter and editor at the Tulsa World, where she won numerous awards. She covered the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the deadly 2011 Joplin tornado. She led an investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office that led to the indictment and resignation of the county’s seven-term sheriff in 2015.
Ziva and reporting partner Cary Aspinwall were 2015 finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for their coverage of a botched execution. That same year, they founded The Frontier, an independent investigative newsroom in Tulsa.
Ziva, who is serving her third term as a board member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.
She and her husband, who have two adult sons and a new grandson, will relocate to Washington. Please welcome her when she starts Nov. 5.