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Patrick Michels

Patrick Michels

Reporter

Biography

Patrick Michels is a reporter for Reveal, covering consumer finance, education and criminal justice. Previously, he was a staff writer at the Texas Observer and the Dallas Observer, where his work combined feature writing with audio and video production. He co-wrote an investigation into corruption at the Department of Homeland Security, which won first place for magazine writing in the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Awards. He also won first place for magazine writing in the 2014 Education Writers Association awards for his profile of a reform-minded Dallas school superintendent. In 2013, MIchels was a Livingston Award finalist for his investigation into the deadly armored car industry. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's degree in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where his work focused on government contractors grappling with trauma and injuries from Iraq. Michels is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

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