In an extremely effusive note, the non-partisan Center for Public Integrity announces today that “esteemed political journalist” Dave Levinthal is leaving Politico to join their operation. At CPI, he will be a senior member of the team investigating the impact of money in elections.
Levinthal started young. His first job in newspapers: Delivering the Buffalo News door-to-door at age 10.
At Politico since just July of 2011, Levinthal writes the pub’s Influence column and reported on campaign finance and lobbying issues. He will join the Center’s “Consider the Source” project, which was created to investigate the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision on the 2012 election.
“Dave Levinthal is a talented journalist and one of the nation’s leading reporters in the areas of money and politics,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg. “We are delighted to have him join the Center for Public Integrity’s growing cadre of investigative reporters digging into political corruption.”
Before joining Politico… Levinthal worked for two years as editor of OpenSecrets.org for the Center for Responsive Politics. Between 2003 and 2009, Dave covered government for The Dallas Morning News. From 2000 to 2002, he covered the New Hampshire statehouse for the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune.
Levinthal graduateed from Syracuse University where he edited The Daily Orange. He was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y.