Marisa Taylor, an investigative reporter, has more than 15 years of daily newspaper experience in Washington, California, Virginia, Texas and Mexico.
She has covered federal courts and agencies, crime and politics. Taylor started her career as a reporter in Mexico City and speaks Spanish.
Taylor was part of a team of McClatchy reporters that won the National Press Club's 2011 Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence for a series on Afghanistan. The series detailed how corruption and mismanagement marred U.S. efforts to rebuild Afghanistan.
In 2008, she, along with Greg Gordon and Margaret Talev, won a McClatchy "President’s Award’" and Scripps Howard's Raymond Clapper Memorial Award for Washington reporting for exposing the Bush administration's politicization of the Justice Department.
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