Jo Becker worked at The Washington Post from 2000 through mid-2007. She covered local and state politics before joining the investigative projects team. Previously, she worked for The St. Petersburg Times, the Concord Monitor, and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Becker’s honors include the Livingston Award in 1998 for her coverage of corruption in local government and, most recently, the Selden Ring Award for reporting on lead in water systems across the country. Becker, who has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, is now an investigative reporter for The New York Times.