Joe Stephens is a projects reporter for the Investigative Unit at The Washington Post. Before joining the Post in 1999, he spent a decade an investigative projects reporter at The Kansas City Star. He has written about political corruption, presidential campaign violations, terrorism, the judiciary, white-collar crime and drug experiments conducted on Third World children. Stephens, an Ohio native, holds a bachelors degree from Miami University. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award, and has won or shared in national awards from the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors and the Scripps Howard Foundation.