Talia Buford is an environment reporter. Beginning in April, she will cover disparities in environmental impacts for ProPublica. Most recently, she was a reporter at The Center for Public Integrity, where her work focused on the Environmental Protection Agency’s lackluster enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. She was previously an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro, where she covered natural gas and the Interior Department and authored the daily Afternoon Energy newsletter. She started her career at The Providence (R.I.) Journal as a legal affairs and municipal reporter. She earned a master’s degree in the study of law from Georgetown University Law Center and studied print journalism at Hampton University. Her work has been recognized by Columbia Journalism School, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Rhode Island Press Association, and the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Foundation.