- About CIR
Robert Salladay is the editorial director at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, he was CIR's managing editor. Robert was the principal editor of projects that won the George Polk Award in 2011 and 2012. Projects he has managed also have won a national News & Documentary Emmy and four IRE awards. He has covered California politics and government for more than a decade, including as a reporter and blogger for the Los Angeles Times, where he ran the successful Political Muscle blog. His coverage included the 2000 presidential recount, the California recall election, the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and numerous analytical and investigative pieces about the state. A California native and graduate of UC Berkeley, Robert received a master's degree from Northwestern University and began his career as a reporter for the Fremont Argus. He also has worked for the Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle.