Brant Houston

Advisory Board Member

Brant Houston is a co-founder and past chair of the Institute for Nonprofit News which began with 27 member organizations in 2009 and has grown to more than 230 members. He also has been active for the last seven years in supporting many INN member organizations as they start up, providing organizational, fundraising and editorial advice.

Houston is a professor and Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting at the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he oversees an award-winning newsroom. Houston previously served for more than a decade as the executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), a 5,000-member organization.

Before joining IRE, he was an investigative reporter at U.S. daily newspapers for 17 years. Houston has authored four editions of “Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Practical Guide” and co-authored the fourth and fifth editions of “The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook.” He has taught investigative and computer-assisted reporting in 25 countries, and he is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.