NJ’s Michael J. Mishak Joins Center for Public Integrity

He'll cover state politics.

The Center for Public Integrity announced the hire of Michael J. Mishak as a reporter on the state politics team, focusing on the role special interest groups play in state-level government.

Mishak comes to CPI from National Journal, where he has been a political correspondent covering the 2016 presidential campaign. Prior to that he was a Miami-based national political writer for The Associated Press, reporting on Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio.

“Reporting on state government is a vital and growing part of the Center for Public Integrity’s portfolio of investigative journalism. Michael brings a proven record of achievement in this area,” said Center for Public Integrity CEO Peter Bale in a statement.

Mishak’s work at CPI will be part of its “Who’s Calling the Shots in the States?” project, a multi-year grant-funded endeavor that is taking an analytic approach to examining money and influence in politics at the state level.

His first day is Feb. 2.