Multi-skilled journalist joins iPost staff

Ali Ingersoll, known to many local television viewers for her work at Channel 4, has joined the reporting team of Investigative Post.

Ingersoll, 29, spent the past year in the United Kingdom, earning a Masters of Science degree in Computational and Data Journalism from Cardiff University in Wales and working at Bloomberg News in London.

Her work with Investigative Post will include, but not be limited to, coverage of criminal justice issues, along with television production and data acquisition and analysis.

“Ali has experience and skills that will significantly strengthen our news organization,” said Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney. “She’s going enable us to broaden our horizons as a newsroom.”

Ingersoll, a native of suburban Philadelphia, said she’s excited to return to Buffalo.

“This is an opportunity to make an impact and cover issues which are important to people in a city I consider my second home,” she said. “Joining the team here is a perfect marriage of my background in broadcast and my love of data-driven storytelling.”

Ingersoll earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Pennsylvania State University, where she was part of a team that won an Emmy for best student broadcast news production. Upon graduation, she reported for television stations in Wausau, WI, and Altoona, PA, before joining WIVB in Buffalo, where she worked from 2015 to 2018.

While earning her masters in Wales, she had several unique opportunities working as an international journalist for major news organizations. Ingersoll spent the summer with Bloomberg News covering technology and hedge funds. She also interned at CBS News London and on The Guardian’s data visualization team.

Her Twitter handle is @Ali_IngNews; her email is aingersoll@investigativepost.org.

Readers can meet Ali and the rest of the Investigative Post reporting team at an Oct. 10 social at Community Beer Work. Details are here.

Investigative Post is an award-winning, nonprofit investigative reporting center based in Buffalo. Our work is distributed through our website and partnerships with WGRZ TV, the NBC affiliate for Buffalo; WBFO, 88.7 FM, Buffalo’s NPR news station; The Capitol Pressroom, heard on 20 public radio stations around the state, including WBFO; and Buffalo Spree, a monthly magazine.