The Team 


  • Matt Lait

    Matt Lait

    Managing Editor
    Matt is CNN Investigates' managing editor, based in Los Angeles.
  • Patricia DiCarlo

    Patricia DiCarlo

    Executive Producer
    Patricia is CNN Investigates' executive producer, based in Washington, DC.
  • Samira Jafari

    Samira Jafari

    Senior Editor
    Samira is a senior editor for CNN's investigations team, based in Atlanta.


  • Audrey Ash

    Audrey is a producer for CNN's investigations team.
  • CNN Digital Expansion 2018, Nelli Black

    Nelli Black »

    Senior Producer
    Nelli is a senior producer for CNN's investigations unit, based in New York.
  • Scott Bronstein

    Scott Bronstein »

    Senior Producer + Writer
    Scott is an Emmy award-winning senior producer and writer based in Washington, DC.
  • Blake Ellis-Profile-Image

    Blake Ellis »

    Senior Writer
    Blake and Melanie Hicken cover vulnerable populations, elder abuse and fraud.


  • Rob Kuznia

    Senior Writer
    Rob is a writer for CNN's investigations team, based in Los Angeles.
  • Daniel Medina

    Senior Writer
    Daniel is a senior writer for CNN's investigations team.
  • Bob Ortega

    Bob Ortega »

    Senior Writer
    Bob covers border and immigration issues from Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Casey Tolan »

    Casey covers the coronavirus crisis and criminal justice with a focus on data reporting.


  • Our stories

    See the team's stories and major investigations.