Kira Lerner is a political reporter for ThinkProgress. She previously worked as a reporter covering litigation and policy for the legal newswire Law360. She has also worked as an investigative journalist with the Chicago Innocence Project where she helped develop evidence that led to the exoneration of a wrongfully convicted man. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Lerner earned her bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.