Jesse Coburn is an investigative reporter at Streetsblog. He won the George Polk Award in 2024 for his series on the black market for temporary license plates. The series was also a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. His work has also received awards from IRE, the Sidney Hillman Foundation, the Sigma Awards, the Silurians Press Club, and the Overseas Press Club Foundation. He has also written for the New York Times, Harper’s, Cabinet, the Baltimore Sun, Motherboard, Foreign Policy, and other publications. Previously he was a reporter at Newsday and an editor at ARCH+. Contact him at or on Twitter.