Jim Morris is the senior reporter of the Center for Public Integrity. He has been a journalist since 1978, specializing in coverage of the environment and public health. He has won more than 50 awards for his work including the George Polk Award, the Sidney Hillman Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award and five Texas Headliners awards. He directed a global investigation of the asbestos industry that won the first-place John B. Oakes Award for environmental reporting from Columbia University in 2011, and an IRE Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has worked for newspapers in Texas and California, as well as publications such as U.S. News & World Report and Congressional Quarterly in Washington.