Jason Paladino is a national security investigative reporter at POGO. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, NBC News, Huffington Post, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, KQED, The Virginian-Pilot, and more. His investigation into a troubled Navy and Marine Corps helicopter program led to the grounding of the fleet and won a variety of top national journalism honors across broadcast and print, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Investigative Reporting. That reporting laid the foundation for a feature-length documentary film, "Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?," screening at film festivals nationwide. He came to POGO from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program, where he taught new investigative techniques, FOIA and internet research skills. Jason has experience working with whistleblowers from government, law enforcement, and private industry and is always open to new tips.
Jason is a 2015 graduate of UC Berkeley with a Master of Journalism with a focus on Investigative Reporting and New Media. He has expertise in FOIA, Navy and Marine Corps aviation, mine countermeasures, and mishap investigations.