Cezary is a reporter at ProPublica covering finance. Previously, he worked as a reporter at Reuters specializing in data-driven news stories. His work with Carrick Mollenkamp for Reuters’s “Uneasy Money” series was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. He has covered energy and commodities and the private equity industry, among other beats, after leaving investment banking in 2008 to pursue journalism.

Cezary earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a 2011 alumnus of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, where he won the Melvin Mencher Prize for Superior Reporting. He is fluent in Polish.

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Features by Cezary Podkul, ProPublica

A seasonal worker harvests tobacco plants.

How bankers muscled ratings agencies on tobacco bonds

Banks pushed firms to give better ratings to companies that are now close to default.
Posted In: tobacco, bonds

Wall Street tobacco deals left states in billions of debt

Politicians wanted upfront cash from a victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers obliged.
Posted In: tobacco, Wall Street
 
 
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