Reveal host Al Letson Credit: Gabriel Hongsdusit/Reveal

2017 was a year of political crises and frenetic social upheavals. It also was a year of groundbreaking investigative reporting.

Our work spanned a wide range of topics, from a suite of hard-hitting stories about rehab work camps to a stark glimpse at Goodyear’s troubled safety record. We explained how the #MeToo movement often excludes low-income workers. And as President Donald Trump rolled back one Obama-era regulation after another, we documented his policies’ impacts – on teen pregnancy prevention, workers’ rights and much more.   

Our radio show and podcast investigated the rise of Germany’s far-right movement, dissected the viral “Pizzagate” hoax and examined Trump’s promise to build a border wall. The work earned several awards, including a duPont, along the way.

Some of our stories, such as an exposé of nude-photo sharing among Marines, burst into national headlines. Others rocked local communities, caught the attention of lawmakers and kicked off investigations.

We’re proud of them all. But we also want to hear from you. What were your favorite Reveal moments of 2017? Submit your answers using the form below, and we’ll create a playlist based on your selections.

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Byard Duncan was a reporter and producer for  engagement and collaborations for Reveal. He managed Reveal’s Reporting Networks, which provide more than 1,000 local journalists across the U.S. with resources and training to continue Reveal investigations in their communities. He also helped lead audience engagement initiatives around Reveal’s stories and assists local reporters in elevating their work to a national platform. In addition to Reveal, Duncan’s work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, The California Sunday Magazine and Columbia Journalism Review, among other outlets. He was part of Reveal’s Behind the Smiles project team, which was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2019. He is the recipient of two Edward R. Murrow Awards, a National Headliner Award, an Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, and two first-place awards for feature storytelling from the Society of Professional Journalists and Best of the West. Duncan is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.