We are excited to announce that Evelyn Larrubeya will join The Post as investigative editor for technology and business, where she leads a team of reporters who provide inspirational journalism on the impact of money and technology on our government and our world.
Evelyn has years of experience editing accountability and investigative journalism, often based on creative analysis of original data. She joined us three years later as Editorial Director of Investigations at Markup, a nonprofit editorial room founded in 2018 to investigate how powerful organizations use technology to shape society. There, Evelyn set up an investigative team that quickly produced groundbreaking work, including self-handling hack reports by The Google And the Amazon. The latter was honored last month with the Gerald Loeb Award for Personal Finance and Consumer Reports, and both reports have been cited by Congress in its efforts to hold tech companies to account. Working with data reporter Emmanuel Martinez — now at The Post himself — Evelyn produced a report exposing bias in Mortgage approval algorithms That led to a landmark multi-agency initiative to combat discrimination in mortgage lending. In addition to Loeb, Evelyn’s team has received the National Association of Black Journalists’ Best Practices Award, the Association of Professional Journalists’ New America Award, and two National Edward R. Morrow Awards this year alone.
Prior to Markup, Evelyn served as executive editor of “Marketplace” at public radio and led news and investigations for KPCC, NPR’s Los Angeles news station. She also spent 12 years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where she was part of a team that produced an award-winning series about the alarming rise of a for-profit industry around court-appointed guardianship for seniors. She began her career in South Florida at the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, where she wrote about crime, hurricanes, and deadly plastic surgery; She also produced an investigative series about pawn shops that won the Livingston Prize. In 2017, CCNMA: Hispanic Journalists in California named her Latin Journalist of the Year.
Evelyn, the daughter of Cuban exiles, grew up in Miami and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Florida. In 2010, she was the Knight Fellow at Stanford University. She will work initially from Los Angeles, where she spends her spare time hiking the urban wilderness and checking on her son, who is expected to graduate from college in the spring.
Please join us in welcoming Evelyn to The Post. Its first day is November 28.