The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom based in Louisville with coverage focused statewide. Our mission is to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens, expose wrongdoing in the public and private sectors, increase transparency in government and hold leaders accountable.
KyCIR is the creation of the nonprofit Louisville Public Media, which announced KyCIR’s formation in spring 2013. We are a part of the WFPL newsroom, an NPR affiliate.
Graham Ambrose is a reporter for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. Based in Louisville, Ambrose focuses on the underreported problems with youth services throughout the Bluegrass State. Ambrose covered the Iowa presidential caucuses for the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa. Previously he covered the fallout from the worst-ever flood of the Mississippi River and the hollowing out of the rural and industrial Midwest for the Dispatch-Argus, a newspaper in East Moline, Ill. He was an intern at The Boston Globe and The Denver Post. Graham has worked as a speechwriter, a public records redactor and a physics tutor, but his favorite job was youth baseball umpire. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude.
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