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Paul Flahive

Accountability Reporter


Paul Flahive is an investigative reporter with nearly two decades of experience writing for various publications and public broadcasters.

His work has exposed systemic problems in Texas' unemployment system, prisons, foster care, and the treatment of child victims of sex abuse.

His work has had institutional impact.

One story led to the change of a decade-long policy in Texas prisons that forced women in solitary confinement to wear gowns, rather than uniforms as male prisoners wore.

Another story led to to a state investigation that ultimately closed a foster placement agency that had taken in more millions in taxpayer funds for being "an immediate risk to child safety."

His work has been heard by millions on Marketplace, NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and elsewhere.

He co-edited "Worth Repeating" a collection of stories from the show he created of the same name, published 2023 from Trinity University Press