“Between a high, solid wall and an egg that breaks against it, I will always stand on the side of the egg.” - Haruki Murakami

Hey there! I’m Rob Barry. I’m the Director of Data Journalsm at The Wall Street Journal, where I lead an incredibly talented team of reporters who specialize in obsessing over complex data sets and turning them into groundbreaking stories.

I love investigative reporting, programming and getting to the bottom of mysteries. I have expertise reverse-engineering algorithms, deep-diving into offshore money networks, sleuthing through public records and helping create big, data-driven projects.

Before joining the WSJ in 2011, I worked at the Miami Herald, where I did a bunch of jobs, ranging from covering life in North Miami Beach to hand-crafting a quirky social media site for Pedro Pans. I’m driven by curiosity, teamwork, accountability and the thrill of the chase.

Want to check out what I’ve been up to? You’ll find some of the work I’m most proud of on this site. And if you ever want to chat or share a tip, don’t hesitate to reach out.