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Elizabeth Shogren

Elizabeth Shogren

Reporter

Biography

Elizabeth Shogren is a reporter for Reveal, covering science. As part of a new initiative, Shogren tracks the real-life effects of the anti-science mentality that has seeped into many corners of the federal government. Previously, Shogren was an on-air environment correspondent for NPR’s national and science desks. She has also covered the environment and energy for the Los Angeles Times and High Country News. While at NPR, she was a lead reporter for Poisoned Places, a data-driven series about the toxic air pollution that plagues some communities because of the failure of government to implement a decades-old federal law. The series received several honors, including a Science in Society journalism award from the National Association of Science Writers. Her High Country News investigations of the federal coal program and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s failure to adjust to climate change won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies prizes. Early in her career, as a freelance foreign correspondent, she covered the fall of communism in Eastern Europe before joining the Los Angeles Times’ Moscow bureau. Later, she joined the paper’s Washington bureau, where she covered the White House, Congress, poverty and the environment. Shogren is based in Washington, D.C.

Articles

COVID-19

31,000 and counting

A lobbying campaign driven by scarcity pushed the CDC to relax protective gear guidelines. Now tens of thousands of health workers are infected.

May 12, 2020
COVID-19

Quarantine nation

Quarantines are supposed to contain the new coronavirus, but are the right people going into isolation, and are federal guidelines strong enough?

Mar 28, 2020
COVID-19

Is 14 days enough?

New studies show that the debate over how long the new coronavirus incubates – and how long it sheds after recovery – is far from settled.

Mar 23, 2020
COVID-19

Containing the coronavirus

How the coronavirus came to California and whether the response could have been better. Plus, a forgotten lynching in Atlanta raises new questions.

Mar 14, 2020
Sustainability

The tell-tale hearts

Trump’s deregulatory fervor bolsters the chemical industry and Defense Department’s effort to debunk the science linking TCE to fetal heart defects.

Feb 29, 2020
Sustainability

Scuttling science

Advisory panels slashed, environmental regulations rolled back – how the Trump administration uses questionable science to justify its policies.

Feb 22, 2020