Michael Isaac Stein
Before joining Verite, Michael Isaac Stein spent five years as an investigative reporter at The Lens, a nonprofit New Orleans news publication, covering local government, housing and labor issues.
During his time at the Lens, Stein consistently produced award-winning work — exposing power company Entergy’s use of paid actors to gain approval for a new gas plant, covering the mayor’s attempt to severely cut funding for public libraries and tracking the rapid expansion of the city’s government surveillance apparatus.
Before working at The Lens, Stein was a reporter for WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and freelanced for various national publications including The Intercept, The New Republic and Bloomberg’s CityLab.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.