Josh Israel is senior investigative reporter for ThinkProgress at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Previously, he was a reporter and oversaw money-in-politics reporting at the Center for Public Integrity; was chief researcher for Nick Kotz’s acclaimed 2005 book Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America; and was president of the Virginia Partisans Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club.

A New England native, Israel received a B.A. in politics from Brandeis University and graduated from the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia in 2004. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and many radio shows across the country.