Hello! My name is Michael Korsh.
I'm an Investigative Data Reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh, PA, where I use computer programming and data analysis to conduct our ambitious investigative reporting projects and accountability journalism.
For the past year, I've worked as the lead Data Reporter of With Every Breath, a joint investigation between the Post-Gazette and ProPublica, examining how Philips Respironics kept a dangerous defect in its breathing machines secret for years as stock prices soared. Additionally, my reporting has exposed breakdowns in the city of Pittsburgh's vacant & abandoned housing, critical gaps in police crime reporting and anonymous ownership of properties in Allegheny County.
Prior to joining the Post-Gazette, I produced investigations for ProPublica, The Washington Post and ICIJ through the Medill Investigative Lab. I received my BSJ and MSJ from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where I graduated summa cum laude and earned the Medill Valedictorian Award.