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Monique O. Madan

Investigative Reporter

Monique investigates tech at the intersection of criminal justice, social justice, government accountability and immigration.

Before joining The Markup, she was a national investigative reporter at USA Today, where she helped uncover how the federal government is funding a cheap, noxious piping fix that’s sickening people nationwide. In 2021, she led a team that revealed how a Florida collapsed condo was born of botched construction and evidence of money laundering.

Earlier, Monique spent more than a decade at the Miami Herald. Her award-winning investigative work into immigration detention led to the freedom of a man held in ICE detention and solitary confinement for a record 11 years. As a 2019 Reveal Investigative Fellow at The Center for Investigative Reporting, her accountability reporting unveiled how former Trump chief of staff John Kelly was profiting from the detention of migrant children.

Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, The Dallas Morning News, and El Nuevo Herald.

Every year, Monique helps lead the investigative storytelling track for the Maynard 200 Fellowship for journalists of color at the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Monique is committed to trauma-informed journalism and travels the U.S. teaching students and journalists how to own their beat and build trust with their sources, the power of the rolling investigation, and the art of using their own story and resilience to better tell the stories of others.

Monique is a graduate of Harvard University, Emerson College, and The Honors College at Miami Dade College. She’s based in Florida.

(Photograph by Matias Ocner.)

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