Liz Chandler is an investigative reporter at The Charlotte Observer, on assignment in 2006 for the McClatchy Washington Bureau. Her stories have exposed the exploitation of injured immigrant workers nationally, and uncovered safety problems in U.S. auto racing. She has also reported on flaws in the Carolinas' administration of the death penalty, and on low punishment rates for drunken driving. Liz was a lead reporter on a Charlotte crime series that became a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize. She was a 2003 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.