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Evelyn Larrubia joins as Investigative Writer Tech and Business

We are delighted to announce that Evelyn Larrubia is joining The Post as Investigative Editor for Technology and Business, leading a team of reporters who deliver eye-opening journalism on the influence of money and of technology on our government and our world.

Evelyn brings years of experience in editorial reporting and investigative journalism, often grounded in the creative analysis of original data. She joins us after three years as Surveys Editor at Markup, a nonprofit newsroom founded in 2018 to investigate how powerful institutions use technology to shape society. There, Evelyn assembled a team of investigators who quickly produced groundbreaking work, including penetrating reports of the personal dealings of Google and Amazon. The latter was honored last month with a Gerald Loeb Award for Personal Finance and Consumer Reporting, and Congress has cited both reports in its efforts to hold tech companies to account. Working with data journalist Emmanuel Martinez – who is now at the Post himself – Evelyn produced a report exposing bias in mortgage approval algorithms which led to a landmark multi-agency initiative to combat discrimination in mortgage lending. In addition to the Loeb, Evelyn’s team has received the Best Practices Award from the National Association of Black Journalists, the New America Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and two national Edward R. Murrow awards this year alone.

Prior to the Markup, Evelyn was editor-in-chief of public radio’s “Marketplace” and head of news and investigations at KPCC, NPR’s news station in Los Angeles. She also spent a dozen years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where she was part of a team that produced an award-winning series about the disturbing rise of a for-profit industry around judicial guardianships for the elderly. She began her career in South Florida at the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, writing about crime, hurricanes, and deadly cosmetic surgery; she also produced a series of surveys on pawnbrokers which won a Livingston Award. In 2017, CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California named her Latina Journalist of the Year.

The child of Cuban exiles, Evelyn grew up in Miami and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Florida. In 2010, she was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. She will work first in Los Angeles, where she spends her free time hiking in the urban wilderness and watching over her son, who plans to graduate from college in the spring.

Please join us in welcoming Evelyn to The Post. Its first day is November 28.