Kevin Hirten is an Investigative Producer for Al Jazeera based in Washington, DC. He grew up in Vermont where he developed a passion for environmental journalism. He began his investigative career in Houston focusing on public corruption. For his efforts he was awarded the Charles E. Green Award for the best investigative report in Texas as well as Investigative Reporters and Editors highest honor – The IRE Medal. Since joining Al Jazeera in 2013, he has produced three documentaries and pursued stories all over the world.