Matt Nippert is an investigations reporter with a bent for business and is the current Canon reporter of the year. For the past two years he's won both the Canon business news and EY business news writing prizes. A Fulbright scholar with a masters from the Columbia School of Journalism in New York, he has spent the past decade in newsbreaking roles at the New Zealand Listener, National Business Review, Herald on Sunday and the Sunday Star-Times before joining the Herald in 2014. His stories include horrific abuse at a state-run boys home on Great Barrier Island, malfeasance at South Canterbury Finance, systematic tax avoidance by multinational companies, and the sudden resignation of justice minister Judith Collins in the aftermath of the Rawshark hack. Nippert has a regular sideline as a broadcast commentator and is one of only a few journalists who honestly enjoys numbers and spreadsheets. His public PGP key can be found here.