Natasha Korecki
Journalist, Chicago Sun-Times

Natasha Korecki is an award-winning journalist who covers politics for the Chicago Sun-Times. She previously covered federal courts for the Sun-Times, including the trials of former governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, as well as legal affairs for the Daily Herald. Korecki authored both "The Blago Blog," which gained a national following during the former governor's trials, and "Eye on Rezko,'" a trial blog detailing the trial of political donor Tony Rezko. Korecki broke key stories in the Blagojevich probe, including those involving the attempted sale of Barack Obama's Senate seat, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and former U.S. Senator Roland Burris.

Korecki and the Chicago Sun-Times also broke the news in 2012 of the federal probe into Jackson Jr.'s misuse of campaign funds.