Rita Hibbard

executive director and editor, InvestigateWest
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imageRita Hibbard is executive director and editor of InvestigateWest. Her team creates stories that are produced across platforms, for distribution on its website and to online, print and broadcast media. Before joining InvestigateWest, Hibbard was assistant managing editor for news and editor of the investigative team at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Their work under her direction won national recognition, including the 2009 Polk Award for Military Reporting, the 2009 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the 2008 Edgar A. Poe Award given by the White House Correspondents' Association. Hibbard has served as a member on the Western Washington University's journalism department faculty advisory panel. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Washington.

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