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Phil Bronstein

Phil Bronstein

Executive Chair

Biography

Phil Bronstein was named executive chair of the board of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in April 2012, when the organization merged with The Bay Citizen. Bronstein joined the CIR board in 2006 and became board chair in 2011. He is now in charge of overall operations. Previously, Bronstein was editor-at-large and director of content development for Hearst Newspapers. Before that, he was executive vice president and editor-at-large of the San Francisco Chronicle, after serving as the newspaper’s editor from 2000 to 2008. Bronstein was editor of the San Francisco Examiner, which merged with the Chronicle in 2000, from 1991 to 2000. He started at the Examiner as a reporter in 1980, where he specialized in investigative projects and was a foreign correspondent for eight years. He was a 1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work in the Philippines. Before joining the Examiner, he was a reporter with public television station KQED in San Francisco. He is the former chairman of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ International Committee and is currently on the advisory board of Litquake, the annual San Francisco literary festival.

Articles

National Security

Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden responds to outpouring of support

The Navy SEAL team flew in on a Black Hawk helicopter, which was specially designed to evade radar detection.Credit: Brennan Linsley/Associated Press The SEAL Team 6 member who killed Osama bin Laden, identified in a story published Monday in Esquire in cooperation with the Center for Investigative Reporting as “the Shooter,” has been overwhelmed by the outpouring

Feb 15, 2013
National Security

The Shooter

In this Esquire Classic podcast, Phil Bronstein – the executive chair of the Center for Investigative Reporting – joins host David Brancaccio to discuss why the shooter decided to finally emerge and what he’s doing now. The man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden sat in a wicker chair in my backyard, wondering how

Feb 11, 2013
National Security

Video: The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden

The following story is based on a series of interviews with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden. To protect his identity, we are not using his real voice. Reported by Phil Bronstein of the Center for Investigative Reporting in cooperation with Esquire

Feb 11, 2013