Ziva Branstetter

Inducted: 2019

ZIVA BRANSTETTER (1964- ) began her career at the Guthrie Daily Leader. In 1989, she was hired by The Tulsa Tribune, where she was a reporter and assistant city editor until the newspaper closed in 1992. Branstetter then worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for two years, and at the Tulsa World for 21 years in several reporting and editing roles, including as an investigative reporter, city editor and enterprise editor. During 21 years at the World, she held various reporting and editing roles, including city editor and enterprise editor. Her investigations led the governor to disband a state nursing home board, sparked criminal charges against a state lawmaker, helped free wrongfully convicted people and prompted new laws. In 2017, Branstetter moved to the Bay Area to become senior editor at The Center for Investigative Reporting, where her team exposed abuses by federal immigration contractors. In 2018, she was hired by The Washington Post to lead a new reporting team focused on corporate accountability.