Mark Flatten

National Investigative Journalist

Goldwater Institute

Mark Flatten

National Investigative Journalist

Goldwater Institute

Mark Flatten spent more than 25 years as a political and investigative reporter at Arizona newspapers before joining the Goldwater Institute in 2009. He left the Institute in 2012 to become an investigative reporter at the Washington (D.C.) Examiner, where he exposed scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs involving deadly delays in medical care, fraud and wasteful spending. Flatten returned to the Goldwater Institute in December 2014.

Throughout his career, his investigations have been recognized with dozens of national and state awards, including the Virg Hill Journalist of the Year and Don Bolles Investigative Reporting awards, and most recently the Fourth Estate Award presented by the American Legion.

Flatten is a graduate of Arizona State University.

Contributions

Should You Need a License to Massage a Horse?

December 5, 2017

In 2012, Celeste Kelly received a cease-and-desist letter from the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board for engaging in horse massage therapy without being a licensed veterinarian. Hear Celeste’s story and learn more about occupational licensure in this Fourth Branch video.

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