Thomas Frank is a reporter for CNN Investigates, where he reports from Washington on government affairs.

    Prior to CNN, Frank spent 32 years as a newspaper reporter. He was an investigative reporter for USA Today, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012 for a series of stories about government pensions. He was also honored by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Press Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the National Press Club and the Loeb Awards. He previously covered government and politics at the Denver Post, the Providence (RI) Journal and the Express-Times in Easton, Pa.

    At USA TODAY and Newsday, Frank reported from Iraq on several occasions, and was an embedded reporter with the U.S. Army during the 2003 invasion. He also covered the 2004 presidential campaign and reported extensively on homeland security after the 9/11 attacks.

    A native of New York City, he graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.