Jo Becker is an award-winning journalist, currently an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Formerly with the Washington Post, she won, with Barton Gellman, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Ms. Becker and Mr. Gellman won the prize with a series of articles titled Angler, which explored the role of Vice President Dick Cheney. (Angler was a Cheney Secret Service codename.)
She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado.
She worked for the St. Petersburg Times, the Concord Monitor and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, before starting at the Washington Post in 2000. She covered local and state politics then joined the investigative projects team. She now works at The New York Times as an investigative reporter, where she has written extensively about the backgrounds of the 2008 presidential candidates and the 2008 financial crisis.