Data Reporter | The Tennessean
Mike Reicher is a data reporter on the investigative team at The Tennessean. He’s always looking for numbers that drive compelling stories about government, business and everyday life.
Mike came from the Southern California News Group, where he investigated Los Angeles-area governments and businesses with data-driven projects. His range of work includes detailing how Sempra Energy’s Aliso Canyon facility polluted heavily, long before the nation’s largest natural gas leak, and showing that the Los Angeles Police Department rarely disciplines officers who violated department policy during shootings.
Previously, he was a government reporter at the Orange County Register, where he covered a pension board’s questionable investment practices, politicians’ conflicts of interest and extravagant spending by water district officials. Mike has won awards for investigations from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, among other local and statewide honors. Mike earned a masters in journalism from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, while interning for The New York Times.