Kim Christensen has been an investigative reporter and editor at The Oregonian since June 1999. He was one of four reporters whose examination of systemic problems in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service earned the newspaper the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Christensen also spent 13 years at the Orange County Register, where he was one of the lead reporters on a series of stories awarded the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for exposing fraud and other wrongdoing at the renowned University of California, Irvine, fertility clinic.
He has 25 years of newspaper experience, most of it in investigative and enterprise reporting on topics ranging from medical care in prisons to aviation safety, police shootings and the manipulation of West Coast crude oil prices.
He is a graduate of Wright State University in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, where he began his career as a reporter for the Dayton Daily News. He lives in Portland with his wife, Chris, who is the The Oregonian's Food Editor.