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Michael Corey

Michael Corey

Senior Data Editor


Michael Corey is Reveal's senior data editor. He leads a team of data journalists who seek to distill large datasets into compelling and easily understandable stories using the tools of journalism, statistics and programming. His specialties include mapping, the U.S.-Mexico border, scientific data and working with remote sensing. Corey's work has been honored with an Online Journalism Award, an Emmy Award, a Polk Award, an IRE Medal and other national awards. He previously worked for the Des Moines Register and graduated from Drake University. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.


The Trump Era

Up against the wall

This episode of Reveal explores the political, logistical and geographic barriers that could get in the way of President Donald Trump’s plan for a bor

Mar 4, 2017

Sounding out the border wall

Using a map of the existing barriers between the U.S. and Mexico that our data team created, Reveal turns data into sound.

Mar 4, 2017
The Trump Era

The Wall: Explore the US-Mexico border fence

Bids are out for President Donald Trump’s border wall and a draft plan envisions fencing and walls along at least 1,200 additional miles of the Mexican border by 2020. Here’s the status of the current border fence based on data we’ve been collecting and analyzing for years.

Mar 3, 2017

Wisconsin’s recount: How will it work?

Counties have 12 days to recount all their ballots from the Nov. 8 general election. Wisconsin was one of the closest states in the presidential election – only 22,177 out of nearly 3 million votes cast separated Donald Trump from Hillary Clinton in the official canvass.

Dec 1, 2016