Senior Watchdog Reporter
Mark Flatten is a Senior Watchdog Reporter for the Washington Examiner. His coverage of the ongoing problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs earned him a 2014 Deadline Award from the D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists along with the American Legion's Fourth Estate Award. He previously served as an investigative and political reporter for three Arizona newspapers. Among his many citations there are the 2011 Arizona Newspaper Association's Freedom of Information Award, the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists' First Amendment Award, and the 2005 Arizona Press Club Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.