Paul Kiel covers consumer finance for ProPublica.
Recently, his focus has been on debt collection. His work in 2014 was honored as a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award, a Scripps Howard Award, and a Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
His work in 2013 on high-cost lending was honored as a finalist for both a Gerald Loeb Award and a SABEW Best in Business Award.
His work on the foreclosure crisis was featured in The Best Business Writing 2013. It also won SABEW Best in Business Awards in both 2011 and 2012 and a 2011 Scripps Howard Award.
He’s produced stories for the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and American Public Media’s Marketplace, among others.
A political development involving U.S. Senate candidate Hill Harper and U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, has cast a stark light on what many progressive lawmakers see as the corrupting influence of money in American politics.