Billy Kenber is an investigative journalist at the Times and has worked at the newspaper for seven years. He joined as a graduate trainee in September 2010 after completing an MA in investigative journalism at City University, London. In 2013, he won the Laurence Stern fellowship and spent three months working at the Washington Post covering stories ranging from a death-penalty case in Texas to the trial of the alleged 9/11 ‘mastermind’ in Guantanamo Bay. At the Times, he spent time as a general reporter and as a political reporter based in Westminster before moving to the specialist role of investigations reporter in late 2014. He won awards at both the 2017 Press Awards and British Journalism Awards for his work exposing how pharmaceutical companies exploited a loophole to impose eye-watering increases in the price of medicines. His work was also shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the Paul Foot Award and led to a change in the law. He has appeared on BBC 2’s Daily Politics as well as on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service and several other radio stations in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Billy’s first book SICK MONEY, an investigation into the global pharmaceutical industry, will be published by Canongate in Autumn 2020.