Baltimore Sun's Investigative Team

The Sun’s investigative team — along with others in the newsroom — looks beyond official statements to examine issues that are important to Baltimore-area residents. Projects have scrutinized police brutality in Baltimore, Maryland’s group homes for disabled children and federal immigration policies, among other issues.     

Doug Donovan

Doug Donovan is an investigative reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he has also covered city hall and state politics. Doug grew up in Newark, Del., and he attended the University of Delaware. He has also worked at Forbes Magazine in New York, the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., and AOL-Patch. | 410-332-6532

Jean Marbella

Jean Marbella is a reporter on The Sun’s investigative and enterprise team. She joined The Sun in 1987 and has been a health reporter, a feature writer, a national correspondent, an editor and a metro columnist. She has covered a broad range of stories from 9/11 in New York to Michael Phelps in the Olympics. | 410-332-6060 

Catherine Rentz

Catherine Rentz is an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Sun. She spent more than nine years as an independent producing and reporting long-form investigations for video and print outlets including PBS Frontline that have won numerous awards such as the Emmy Award for Best Business Documentary and the Society for Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary. Born and raised in the wide open spaces of Texas, she’s been traversing the bountiful waters of the D.C.-Baltimore region since 2006. Rentz earned an M.A. in journalism at the University of Missouri and a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin. | 410-332-6793 

Matthew Hay Brown

As Senior Editor for Investigations and Enterprise, Brown directs the investigations team, works with all reporters on enterprise and projects and plans and edits the Sunday newspaper. Brown has worked as a Washington correspondent and a foreign correspondent; he has reported in English and Spanish from Iraq, Syria, Cuba, Haiti, Russia, China, Japan, South Africa and other countries. He was a member of the team that won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting. He holds a master's degree with honors from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. | 410-332-6491

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