Madeleine Baran is an investigative reporter for APM Reports and the host and lead reporter of the podcast “In the Dark.” She received the 2018 George Polk Award for “In the Dark: Season Two” about death-row inmate Curtis Flowers who has been tried and convicted six times. Baran’s work focuses on holding powerful people and institutions accountable. Her reporting has exposed flaws in law enforcement investigations, forensic science, state-run mental health institutions and other areas. In 2013 and 2014, Baran exposed a decades-long cover-up of clergy sexual abuse in the Twin Cities archdiocese. Her reporting led to the resignation of the archbishop, criminal charges against the archdiocese, and lawsuits by victims of clergy sex abuse. In 2015, the archdiocese filed for bankruptcy. In addition to the Polk Award, Baran has been honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of broadcasting, a George Foster Peabody Award, a Gracie Award, and two national Sigma Delta Chi awards. Baran received her master’s degree in Journalism and French Studies from New York University.
“In the Dark” podcast – Season 2 (APM Reports)