David Hilzenrath is an investigative reporter on the Financial News staff of The Washington Post.
During almost 15 years at The Post, he has covered a variety of beats, including the rise of managed health care, the growth of the Internet, and the shaping of fiscal policy early in the Clinton Administration. He has reported on subjects such as the breakdown of federal housing programs, the finances of presidential candidates, the economics of baseball, and the emergence of a tiny Pacific island as a haven for international money laundering. He has written extensively about accounting and auditing.
His work has received awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press, the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, The Washington Monthly magazine, the Society of Professional Journalists (Washington, D.C., Chapter), and the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. Those include the Guild's award for National News, its Bill Pryor Memorial Grand Prize for Writing, and three Frank C. Porter Awards for Labor and Business Reporting.
Hilzenrath was previously a Loeb Award finalist for his coverage of health care.
He studied at the University of Michigan during the 1995-'96 academic year as a Michigan Journalism Fellow on a John S. Knight fellowship.
Hilzenrath joined The Post as a summer intern in 1987. He grew up in Lexington, Mass., and graduated from Harvard College. He lives near Washington with his wife, Julie.