Greene had been leading the investigation team and coverage of Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami, after spending a decade with the newspaper, where his accomplishments included exposÃ©s on the air cargo industry, slavery of agricultural workers, and the fate of juveniles in prison, as well as serving as the lead writer for the Herald‘s Pulitzer-finalist investigation of the Columbia space shuttle accident, and on the reporting team for its coverage of Elian Gonzalez.
CPI executive director William E. Buzenberg said:
Ronnie Greene is a world-class investigative reporter at the top of his game, and I am delighted to have him join us to help with our expanding environmental investigative portfolio.
Executive editor John Solomon added:
Digging for the truth is in Ronnie’s blood. His body of work has had enormous impact, and I’m confident he will fit right in here in Washington.
And Greene said:
I’m gratified to be joining the Center for Public Integrity, a place that truly understands the promise and power of investigative reporting.