We’re excited to announce that Evelyn Larrubia joins The Post as Investigative Technology and Business Editor, leading a team of reporters delivering insightful journalism about the impact of money and technology on our government and our world.
Evelyn brings years of experience handling accountability and investigative journalism, often built on the creative analysis of original data. She joins us after three years as senior investigative editor at Markup, a nonprofit newsroom founded in 2018 to investigate how powerful institutions are using technology to shape society. There, Evelyn built an investigative team that quickly produced groundbreaking work, including astute accounts of Google and Amazon self-dealing. The latter was honored with a Gerald Loeb award for personal finance and consumer reporting last month, and Congress has cited both reports in its efforts to hold tech companies accountable. Working with data reporter Emmanuel Martinez – who now works at The Post himself – Evelyn produced a report that exposed bias in mortgage approval algorithms, leading to a historic multi-agency initiative to combat discrimination in mortgage origination. In addition to the Loeb, Evelyn’s team has received the National Association of Black Journalists’ Best Practices Award, the Society of Professional Journalists’ New America Award, and two national awards from Edward R. Murrow this year alone.
Prior to Markup, Evelyn was the editor-in-chief of public radio’s Marketplace and led news and investigations at KPCC, NPR’s Los Angeles-based news network. She also spent a dozen years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where she was part of a team that produced an award-winning series about the disturbing rise of a for-profit industry centered around court-appointed guardians of the elderly. She began her career in South Florida with the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, writing about crime, hurricanes and deadly plastic surgery. she also produced an investigative series on pawn shops, which won a Livingston Award. In 2017, CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California named her Latina Journalist of the Year.
Born to Cuban exiles, Evelyn grew up in Miami and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Florida. In 2010 she was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. She will initially be based out of Los Angeles, where she spends her free time hiking the urban wilderness checking on her son, who is expected to graduate from college in the spring.
Please join us in welcoming Evelyn to The Post. Your first day is November 28th.