Robert Salladay is the managing editor at The Center for Investigative Reporting. He was a principal editor of the 2011 winner of the George Polk Award for medical reporting. He has covered California politics and government for more than a decade, including most recently as a reporter and blogger for the Los Angeles Times, where he ran the successful Political Muscle blog. His coverage has 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.