Garance Burke is a global investigative journalist with The Associated Press focused on the impact of technology on society. Driven by data, her public interest journalism has prompted federal investigations, cabinet-level resignations and congressional hearings. Burke’s stories on the treatment of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border were a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2019 and the subject of an Emmy-nominated documentary film partnership between AP and FRONTLINE PBS.
Burke was an inaugural 2020 Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence-John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where she researched the role algorithms play in government decision-making. Following the year-long fellowship, she was appointed as a Stanford HAI affiliate fellow, and her recent work has examined the use of predictive tools and facial recognition amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based in San Francisco, Burke previously served as AP’s Western data editor, collaborating with colleagues to shape accountability reporting. Over the years, her investigations have revealed the behavior of President Donald Trump toward women on the set of “The Apprentice” and cyber vulnerabilities in the nation’s power grid. Her work has received accolades including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi national investigative reporting award and a national Edward R. Murrow award.
Burke began her career at the Mexican financial daily El Financiero, then worked as a staff reporter for The Washington Post in Mexico City. She earned dual master's degrees from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and Graduate School of Journalism, where she taught basic data journalism.