Aaron Mendelson


Aaron Mendelson covers voting, elections, and democracy at the Center for Public Integrity. He joined the newsroom in 2022 and has covered stories ranging from restrictive voting laws to prison gerrymandering to the decades-long campaign by conservatives to capture state supreme courts.

Mendelson got his start in journalism at KFAI in Minneapolis. He later worked as a data and investigative reporter at Los Angeles NPR affiliate KPCC, where his work included investigations into a massive empire of slum housing, a troubled nursing home chain, and police shootings.

His reporting has been honored with a Gerald Loeb Award, Online Journalism Awards, and an IRE Award. He has taught graduate classes in data journalism at the University of Southern California. 

Mendelson holds a master's degree from the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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