Bilbo Poynter is the co-founder and executive director of the CCIR. He has worked as a researcher, associate producer and reporter on numerous investigative projects, including with the CBC’s award-winning Investigative Unit. He was the first Canadian to work at the Center for Investigative Reporting in California and is a past recipient of a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism in Washington, D.C. He also developed and teaches the investigative journalism course at Mohawk College, and is a regular contributor to This Magazine. His reporting has been seen and heard on CBC National Radio News, CBC.ca, As It Happens, the Canadian Press, The Montreal Gazette, J-Source and CTV.