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Michael Grabell covers transportation for ProPublica. He was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News from 2003 until mid-2008, covering police, state and federal courts and aviation safety and security. His investigative work has included stories on the TSA, penny stocks, the Lance Armstrong doping allegations, chemicals stored near schools and neighborhoods, and a bus fire that killed 23 nursing home patients fleeing Hurricane Rita. He was a 2007 finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.