SARAH COHEN // Founding director
Sarah Cohen joined The New York Times as a reporter in its computer-assisted reporting group in 2012, focusing on national and local enterprise projects and investigations. As the Knight Professor of the Practice from 2009 until 2012, she founded the Reporters’ Lab, where she remains a founding director advising the project from afar. She was a reporter and editor at The Washington Post for more than 10 years, working for investigative teams and projects across departments. Her journalism awards include most major national prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. She also serves as a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors’ board of directors and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
TYLER DUKES // Managing editor
Tyler Dukes is a freelance science and technology reporter who writes regularly for The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer. Prior to joining the lab, he was the newsroom adviser to the daily student newspaper at N.C. State University, where he coached writing, reporting and other areas of news production in print and online. He also worked as a Web producer for News 14 Carolina, a 24-hour cable news channel, where he managed statewide multimedia content and led the launch of its social media campaign.
Charlie Szymanski, formally the lab’s lead developer, has worked on interactive graphics and front-end development at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and the National Journal in Washington, D.C. His work is available at his portfolio. While at the Herald-Tribune he helped develop Ibiseye.com, a hurricane tracking website that won a Knight-Batten award for Innovation. He has also worked on a number of awarded graphics, including a series called Broken Trust about Florida teachers, and a series on flipping fraud in the Florida real estate market.