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  • Matt Isaacs is an investigator and reporter who lives in California. From 2009 to 2015, he was an instructor and senior reporter at the University of California-Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, where he worked on stories about Macau's gambling and gangsters that were published by Reuters, the Guardian, ProPublica, and PBS's Frontline, among other outlets.