Dietz, past IRE president and Bloomberg reporter, dies
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David Dietz, an investigative reporter for Bloomberg Markets magazine and a former president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, has died.
In a note to the staff on Thursday afternoon, Bloomberg editor in chief Matthew Winkler wrote, “David was an outstanding investigative reporter for Bloomberg Markets magazine. His many contributions over the years — including his final one in March on how companies cheated the poor by misusing federal tax credits intended to reduce poverty — exemplified the best in public service reporting.
“David wrote a follow-up on April 12, reporting that the Treasury Department would reform that program. In a 40-year career, mostly at newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle, he won more than 30 national and regional awards. A past president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, David was honored by IRE with a lifetime achievement award last year.
“David is survived by his wife and two sons. Plans for a memorial service are still being determined.”
Dietz was previously special projects editor at the Chronicle and at TheStreet.com.