Willamette Week Reporter Takes Down Another Governor

USA Today profiles Nigel Jaquiss, the Willamette Week reporter responsible for the resignation of two Oregon governors in the past ten years:

Jaquiss’ reporting in the alternative weekly Willamette Week on [John] Kitzhaber’s ethical blinders regarding his fiancée triggered the governor’s resignation last Friday; successor Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday.

That Jaquiss was the reporter who brought down the governor is hardly a surprise. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for reporting that former Oregon governor and ex-Cabinet official Neil Goldschmidt, a revered figure in the state, had had a long-term sexual relationship with a teenage babysitter.

Jaquiss, 52, is fueled by an old-school, civics textbook commitment to document-heavy investigative reporting, which he sees as crucial.

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