Madeleine Baran is an investigative reporter for APM Reports and the host and lead reporter of the podcast In the Dark. Baran's work focuses on holding powerful people and institutions accountable. Her reporting for In the Dark helped lead the Supreme Court to overturn the conviction of a Black man on death row in Mississippi. Her reporting has exposed racial discrimination by prosecutors, a decades-long cover-up of clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, failures by police to investigate crime, and unchecked violence in state-run mental health institutions. Baran's reporting has also appeared on NPR and has been cited by The New York Times. Baran has received numerous national awards for her reporting, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of broadcasting, the George Polk Award, three George Foster Peabody Awards, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Baran received her master's degree in Journalism and French Studies from New York University.