Charles Lewis is a professor and the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He left a successful career as an investigative producer for ABC News and CBS News 60 Minutes and began the award-winning Center for Public Integrity, which under his leadership published roughly 300 investigative reports, including 14 books, from 1989 through 2004. In late 1997, he began the Center’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the world’s first working network of 100 premier reporters in 50 countries producing content across borders. The principal author of five Center books, including national bestseller The Buying of the President 2004, Lewis was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and received the PEN USA First Amendment award in 2004.