William Michael Carless

Key Skills:

Eight years of investigative journalism experience. CAR skills. Multimedia specialist, including broadcast production. Excellent written and spoken Spanish. Conversational French and Portuguese. Some Bahasa Indonesia. Basic HTML.


July 2013 – Present: Correspondent, / Freelance Foreign Correspondent.

Currently reporting from Montevideo, Uruguay.

Frequent contributor to, SF Chronicle, Denver Post & Others.

June 2005 – Aug. 2009 / Dec. 2010 – July 2013: Investigative Reporter / Head of Investigations,

Seven years experience at groundbreaking online daily newspaper.

Specialized in multi-platform investigations with media partners NBC 7 San Diego.

Winner, 2008 IRE Online Media Award.

Finalist, 2008 and 2009 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists.

Finalist, 2008 Online News Association Awards.

Aug. 2009 – Dec. 2010: Freelance Foreign Correspondent, Indonesia.

Lived in Central Java. Reported on Indonesian politics and natural disasters.

Wrote for The New York Times,, Christian Science Monitor.

Produced for PBS Television.

On-air talent for CBC, PBS and NPR Radio.

Oct. 2007 – Aug. 2009: San Diego Stringer, The New York Times.

Wrote and contributed reporting to dozens of articles, including A-1 breaking news.

Covered 2007 California wildfires, military jet crash and drug seizures, among other stories.

April 2004 – June 2005: Arts and Culture Editor, La Jolla Light Newspaper.

Responsible for 10-page arts section. Managed team of 15 freelancers.


Sept. 1999 – June 2002: University of Exeter, School of Law, Devon, U.K.

Graduated with LLB (Hons.) bachelors degree in law (Equiv. to high GPA).


Andrew Donohue, Senior Editor, Center for Investigative Reporting: 510.809.3160

Sara Libby, Managing Editor, 619.325.0526

Dean Nelson, Director of Journalism, Point Loma Nazarene Univ: 619.849.2200