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Mark Katches is the editorial director for The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, he built and ran investigative teams at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Orange County Register. Mark was the primary editor of Pulitzer Prize winning projects in both 2008 and 2010 and has edited or managed five other stories that have been Pulitzer finalists since 2004. Projects he has edited or directed have also won the George Polk Award, the IRE award, and the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award as well the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize, the Sigma Delta Chi Award and the National Headliner Award. Multi-platform projects under his direction at CIR have also won a national News & Documentary Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow Award for radio reporting. In 2001, he was part of a reporting team that won the Gerald Loeb and IRE awards for a series of stories detailing the rising profits from the human tissue trade. Mark has taught reporting classes at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and the University of Southern California. He served on the board of directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors and oversaw the IRE mentorship program for most of the last decade.