Heather Vogell is a reporter at ProPublica. She is currently investigating the rental housing market.
Previously, she wrote about President Donald Trump’s business entanglements and collaborated with reporters at WNYC on the podcast “Trump, Inc.” Her 2019 stories on discrepancies between what the Trump Organization told New York City property tax officials and what it reported on loan documents won an award from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing.
She has also exposed abuse at group homes for the developmentally disabled and high schools that push out low-achievers to goose their graduation rates.
Previously, she was a reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where her work on test cheating in the public school system resulted in the indictments of the superintendent and 34 others.
A series she co-authored, “Cheating Our Children,” examining suspicious test scores in public schools across the nation, was a 2013 finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. She has also received a Sigma Delta Chi award for non-deadline reporting, the Hillman Prize and multiple Education Writers Association awards for her investigative work.
Before the Journal-Constitution, she worked at The Charlotte Observer, Chicago Tribune and The Day, in New London, Connecticut.