Aaron Kessler is an award winning journalist based in Washington, D.C. He is a senior producer for CNN Politics, specializing in using data and document trails to unearth stories at the intersection of politics.   
Kessler has spent more than a decade covering government and business topics ranging from White-collar and terrorist financing networks to the automotive, housing and tech industries. He's previously written for The New York Times , Sarasota Herald-Tribune . His first job was covering the Missouri statehouse for The Joplin Globe . 
Kessler was a 2014 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business & Economics Journalism, a program for seasoned reporters to spend a year taking MBA coursework at Columbia Business School. His reporting has won numerous national and regional awards, and Kessler has twice been a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award . 
He was part of a 2016 team whose stories on corruption at a Veterans Administration hospital won a Regional Emmy award for investigative reporting Kessler is a frequent speaker and trainer at events held by journalism organizations such as Investigative Reporting and Editors and Boston University's Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.