Maud Beelman is a veteran journalist of more than 30 years, with most of that time in investigative news. Beelman is the founding executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and a professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Before joining the faculty in 2019, she was the U.S. Investigations Editor for The Associated Press.
As an AP editor, she led a national team of reporters who produced long- and short-term projects, including investigations into sexual assaults among children in public schools and on U.S. military bases, police misconduct and medical device safety. For many years, she also directed the AP’s spot news report in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, managing big breaking news such as the first case of Ebola in the U.S. and Hurricane Harvey.