Consumer Reports has hired Lauren Kirchner to be an investigative reporter on its special projects team.
She started on Monday.
Kirchner has been a reporter for technology news site The Markup. She wrote about the intersection between government and technology and how the use of data in decisions affects us all, particularly the most vulnerable.
She previously worked at ProPublica, where she was part of the team of reporters and programmers who were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for their “Machine Bias” series.
Her reporting on technology and criminal justice has appeared in The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, and Pacific Standard magazine, among others. Kirchner began her journalism career at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.