Christa Scharfenberg manages the day-to-day operations at the Center for Investigative Reporting. She oversees marketing and branding, community engagement and story distribution. As part of the leadership team, she assists with strategic planning, business development and fundraising. She joined CIR in 2003 as communications director and served as acting executive director in 2007 before becoming associate director. Christa was the senior producer of CIR's documentary "Banished" and executive producer of "Dirty Business: 'Clean Coal' and the Battle for our Energy Future" and the "Frontline" co-productions "Hot Politics" and "A Dangerous Business Update."