Nonprofit Board Leadership & Former Investigative Journalist
Roberta Baskin’s storied journalism career as an investigative reporter has earned her more than 75 journalism awards, including prestigious duPont Columbia Awards, Peabody Awards, and multiple Emmys. As a result of her investigations, government and corporate operations were improved on dozens of health and safety products and practices.
More recently Roberta shifted her focus to the opposite mission, creating the AIM2Flourish platform, exposing untold stories of exemplary corporate conduct. AIM2Flourish.com showcases innovation stories written by business school students in more than 100 countries. These stories teach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to the world’s next generation of business leaders. Real Leaders Magazine honored Roberta among its “100 Visionary Leaders” for her work. Roberta has served as key fundraiser, strategist, public speaker, and global education promoter. The platform now showcases more than 4,500 stories promoting the Global Goals.
At the heart of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is climate change, which led to Roberta’s current role on the One Earth Philanthropy board of directors. She also serves on the FoolProof Foundation, O Street Museum Foundation, and National Food Museum boards. Roberta has raised millions of dollars in her role as a nonprofit leader.
Roberta’s other career highlights include serving as Chief Investigative Correspondent for the CBS News magazine “48 Hours,” Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, Senior Washington Correspondent for “NOW with Bill Moyers,” and Senior Investigative Producer for ABC News “20/20.” Roberta also taught a graduate school course on investigative reporting at Georgetown University and revolutionized communications for the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health & Human Services.
Roberta has traveled the world as a guest lecturer from Baku to Budapest, and from Bilbao to Borneo. She and her husband Jim Trengrove now live in a former CIA safe house overlooking a lake in Virginia, with their beloved golden-doodle, Kula.