Whistleblower of the Year

whistleblower-of-the-yearEach December, Whistleblower Insider asks for its readers help to select the Whistleblower of the Year. We are interested in showcasing the individuals who best encapsulate the qualities of the typical whistleblower — courage, strength, integrity, selflessness and a deep concern for public health and safety. The winners are announced in February.


2017 Whistleblower of the Year: James Comey who resolved to speak truth to power and contributed to greater transparency in government.
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2016 Whistleblower of the Year: Leanne Walters who has worked tirelessly to draw attention to the public-health crisis concerning contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan.
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2015 Whistleblower of the Year: Craig Watts, Perdue chicken farmer who helped expose the mistreatment of Perdue chickens by inviting animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming to film the conditions of his farm
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2014 Whistleblower of the Year: Mary Willingham, former University of North Carolina educator who went public with the university’s failings in educating its student athletes (Read Whistleblower Insider’s exclusive interview with Willingham)
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2013 Whistleblower of the Year: Taylor Radig, who went undercover to collect footage of animal abuse at agribusiness company Quanah
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