Robin Fields (born September 5, 1967) is an American journalist and investigative reporter with ProPublica, an independent, not-for-profit news agency.
Early life, education and career
Fields was born in New York City. She graduated The University of Pennsylvania in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in European History and from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a Masters Degree in 1993.
After graduating from Medill, Fields was briefly an intern with WBBM-TV until becoming a staff writer and eventually senior writer at The Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. In 1999 Fields began work at The Los Angeles Times, first in the Orange County Office and then in 2001 moving to the Los Angeles office as a reporter in the Metro Section. Stories in recent years have included chronicling abuses at the J. Paul Getty Trust, investigations into Norman Hsu’s political fundraising and California’s adult guardianship system.
- National Journalism Awards for Investigative Reporting, 2005
- Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, finalist, 2006
- Sunshine State Awards - South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, third place for magazine writing, third place for non-deadline business reporting, 1998.
- Sunshine State Awards - South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, first place, non-deadline business reporting, for the series “How Florida Cheats Itself on Sales Tax,” 1999
- Florida Society of Newspaper Editors - second place, investigative reporting, for the series “Paved with Gold,” 1999
- Tom Hamburger; Dan Morain; Robin Fields (2007-09-14). "Hsu thrived in 'bundling' system". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2007-09-14.
- Robin Fields; Chuck Neubauer; Tom Hamburger (2007-09-10). "Clinton returning $850,000 linked to Hsu". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
- Tom Hamburger; Robin Fields; Chuck Neubauer (2007-09-21). "Hsu is accused of Ponzi scheme". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2007-09-22.[dead link]
- Robin Fields; Dan Morain; Chuck Neubauer (2007-09-22). "O.C. suit accuses fundraiser Hsu of $23-million fraud". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2007-09-22.[dead link]
- Fields, Robin (2007-12-13). "Guardianship abuses draw attention in Senate". Los Angeles Times.