David Leigh

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"David Leigh, the investigations editor of the Guardian, is one of Britain’s best-known investigative journalists. In his career, he has revealed £1 billion paid to Saudi prince Bandar by arms company BAE, put government minister Jonathan Aitken in jail over arms sales, and exposed secret payments to prime minister’s son, Mark Thatcher. In 2007, along with Rob Evans, he won the Paul Foot Award for Investigative Journalism for their BAE revelations, the “What the Papers Say” Investigative journalist of the Year (for BAE) the same year, and in the British Press Awards has been, among other things, judged campaigning journalist of the year and investigative reporter of the year. A former producer/director for World in Action, he is the author or co-author of ten books. David is the first Anthony Sampson professor of reporting at City University and teaches on the MA in Investigative Journalism. He is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists." [1]

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  1. People, The Investigations Fund, accessed January 15, 2011.