Sky Chadde has covered the agriculture industry for Investigate Midwest since 2019 and spent much of 2020 focused on the crisis of COVID-19 in meatpacking plants, which included collecting and analyzing data on case counts. He also served as the newsroom's first managing editor.
Chadde graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2019 with a master's degree in investigative reporting. While there, he covered Missouri state government for the Columbia Missourian and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Before grad school, he was a reporter in Texas, reporting on local governments and law enforcement.
Honors: Runner-up, 2023 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting, small newsroom; Winner, 2022 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting, small newsroom; Semi-finalist 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting; First Place, government division, 2021 SABEW Best in Business Award; First Place, news division, 2021 North American Agricultural Journalists Writing Contest; First Place, investigative reporting, 2020 Missouri Press Association Awards
Professional memberships: Investigative Reporters and Editors; North American Agricultural Journalists
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Fund for Investigative Journalism, Gary Marx Journalism Fund, Arnold Ventures, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Lumpkin Family Foundation, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Builders Initiative