Kevin CroweInvestigative Newsource, Reporter and Database Specialist
Kevin Crowe served as an investigative reporter and database specialist for Investigative Newsource, a nonprofit journalism enterprise embedded in the KPBS newsroom. Together they produce investigations and data analysis. Prior to joining Newsource, Crowe worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reporting on campaign finance and donation limits, phantom real estate buyers, school test scores and local government spending. Kevin helped expose enormous differences in how states – and counties – investigate mysterious infant deaths for the award-winning series “Saving Babies” while at Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C. A native of Missouri, Kevin spends much of his free time in the great outdoors, mostly in the pursuit of big bass. He is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and of the Missouri School of Journalism.
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