Frank Bass is a multimedia investigations reporter for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C. He joined AP in 1997 as director of computer-assisted reporting, where he helped spearhead investigations into agricultural subsidies for the wealthy, enforcement actions at U.S. airports, and high death rates among Mexican immigrant workers. He is the author of The Associated Press Guide to Internet Research and Reporting and was the lead news manager for the news agency’s comprehensive coverage of 2000 Census results.
Before joining the AP, Bass worked at The Wall Street Journal/Texas Journal, The Houston Post, and The Alabama Journal, where he shared the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting for an investigation into the state’s unusually high infant mortality rate.
Bass was the 1994 Texas Headliners Foundation Reporter of the Year, shared the 1988 Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award, and contributed to a series of stories that won the 2004 Polk Award for Labor Reporting.
He has taught seminars on investigative reporting around the country and is a former adjunct faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.