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Tom Scheck

Deputy Managing Editor of Investigations | APM Reports

Tom Scheck is the Deputy Managing Editor of Investigations.

Prior to his promotion, he was a founding member of APM Reports. His reporting on mismanagement and allegations of maltreatment at a northern Minnesota juvenile treatment center led to the facility’s closure. He also contributed to a story that revealed that administrators within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency downplayed a controversial study on hydraulic fracking on water quality. He also revealed that a Covid-19 testing company cut corners to make money during the pandemic.

As a reporter for MPR News, Scheck also contributed to an investigation into the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which won several national awards including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. His work has appeared on NPR, Marketplace, ProPublica and Reveal. Scheck also teaches data journalism at the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Prior to his work at APM/MPR News, Tom worked for Indiana Public Radio. He’s a graduate of Syracuse University.