Jeffrey Meitrodt | Star Tribune
Investigations Editor

Since joining the Star Tribune in 2009, Jeff Meitrodt has overseen more than a dozen investigations, including coverage of after-school tutoring companies, synthetic drugs, doctor discipline and lakefront development. He is currently working on investigations centered in the business world. He previously worked at the Chicago Tribune and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, where he won national awards for his coverage of cronyism in Illinois government, widespread nepotism among Louisiana's freewheeling fraternity of river pilots and massive abuses in government programs for women and minority business. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.


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