Investigative Reporter, New York Times
David Fahrenthold is an Investigative Reporter for the New York Times. Prior to the New York Times, David had served as a political reporter for The Washington Post since 2000. He earned the publication's inaugural Ben Bradlee Prize and broke the biggest, most talked about stories of the 2016 presidential campaign, including extensive exposés on Donald Trump’s troubled charitable foundation, Trump’s promises to donate to charity, and the infamous Access Hollywood video. For his groundbreaking reporting, he earned journalism's most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize.
He has won honors including the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for his coverage of Congress, and the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award for coverage of Washington. David joined CNN as a contributor in 2017.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Fahrenthold is known for his investigative reporting on President Trump, the Trump family, and the president's sprawling business empire. In his presentations, he will take you behind the headlines to understand the workings of Trump's administration, the questions posed by the president's ongoing business dealings, and the major issues of the 2020 campaign. After covering the Washington area for nearly 20 years, he has developed a reputation for the relentless pursuit of the truth.
Freedom of the press is more important than ever in this politically divisive environment. David Fahrenthold reflects on Trump's vitriolic attitude towards the press and talks about how the journalists should change some of their tactics -- without changing their core values -- to adapt and thrive in this new era. Particularly geared towards journalism students and schools, Fahrenthold provides an insider look at the state of media today.