- About CIR
Amy Pyle is senior editor at The Center for Investigative Reporting, overseeing government, veterans and healthcare reporting. Rehab Racket, a collaboration with CNN she managed on fraud in government-funded drug and alcohol rehabilitation, won the top broadcast award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. The radio version of an investigation she oversaw on an epidemic of opiate prescriptions at the Department of Veterans Affairs won a George Foster Peabody award.
As assistant managing editor for investigations at The Sacramento Bee, she managed projects that won numerous recognitions, including a 2004 George Polk Award for “Chief's Disease,” a story about pension spiking at the California Highway Patrol. Previously, she worked as a reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times for more than a decade. As assistant city editor, she directed coverage from the parking lot of the Times' quake-damaged San Fernando Valley edition in the early morning hours after the Northridge earthquake. That work earned the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for spot news.
Amy has a bachelor’s degree in French from Mills College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She has two grown sons, and her husband, Robert Durell, is a freelance photographer.