Washington, D.C., and Emeryville, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2015) — Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, will collaborate in 2015 to bring investigative stories to NewsHour, on air and online. For several years, the two organizations have worked together on individual stories. This partnership will extend the reach of Reveal, CIR’s new website and one-hour investigative show, airing on public radio stations nationwide, and will further expand NewsHour’s commitment to bringing original investigative productions to its audience.

“The work of Reveal closely aligns with the NewsHour’s objective to bring in-depth and original reporting to our audience, both on air and online,” said executive producer Sara Just, who joined PBS NewsHour in September. “This partnership enables us to cover more ground with the excellent reporters and producers at Reveal, and we believe our audience will appreciate these insightful stories in the months to come.”

”As one of the premier broadcast news outlets, NewsHour has always been an engaged and enthusiastic partner of CIR, willing to cover a broad range of investigations,” said Amanda Pike, CIR’s director of video. “We’re thrilled to be able to solidify our relationship with them to produce impactful investigative reporting both on broadcast and online.”

One of CIR and NewsHour’s first collaborations took place in 2011, with a story about abuse of female inmates in Iran during the Green Revolution. Since then, the organizations have co-produced numerous investigations, including those on food for the world’s growing population and police surveillance techniques.

Reveal and NewsHour also will collaborate with NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs, to engage youth across the U.S. with information and news that impacts their lives.

About Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

The Center for Investigative Reporting empowers the public through groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action, improves lives and protects our democracy. Reveal – the website, public radio program, podcast and social media platform – is where CIR publishes its multiplatform reporting. Devoted to holding powerful interests accountable to the public trust, Reveal creatively employs cutting-edge technology and innovative storytelling to reveal injustice, spark change at all levels of society and influence public dialogue on critical issues. It is the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, winner of a 2013 Emmy Award and a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 (for local reporting) and 2013 (for public service). For more, visit revealnews.org. Find and follow Reveal on Twitter and Facebook.

About PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, is seen by over 4 million weekly viewers and also is available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BAE Systems, BNSF and Lincoln Financial Group with additional support from Carnegie Corp. of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.

Meghann Farnsworth

Meghann Farnsworth is the managing director of distribution, operations and engagement for Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. She manages teams dedicated to website production and management, technology, analytics, social media, distribution, newsletters, online and on-the-ground community building, arts collaborations, and youth engagement. She also helps develop and support media partnerships and collaborations for Reveal’s national public radio show and podcast. Previously, Farnsworth was the senior digital media manager at Home Front Communications in Washington, D.C., where she worked in digital media management, interactive development and outreach for nonprofit and government clients. She also served as the associate editor of Forums at PBS NewsHour, where she created interactive online forums that helped increase and engage the NewsHour's online audience. She was an inaugural member of the Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, and she has presented at conferences across the country, including SXSW, ONA, the Logan Symposium, the Reynolds Journalism Institute and others. She earned her master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. Farnsworth is based at Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.