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Kaitlin Benz

Kaitlin Benz

Production Assistant

Biography

Kaitlin Benz is the production assistant for Reveal. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a master’s degree in audio journalism from UC Berkeley. She’s previously worked at CBS Interactive and Mission Local and as a freelance audio producer. Her favorite things are houseplants and housecats. She is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Accountability

Bitter custody

A controversial theory on child abuse is swaying judges to award custody to parents accused of harm. We trace the origins of “parental alienation.”

Mar 9, 2019
Kids on the Line

A desperate bargain

Parents give up custody to get their kids medical and psychological treatments. Other parents risk deportation to claim kids at government shelters.

Mar 2, 2019
Accountability

Five years on Nauru

Children refuse to eat, talk or drink water. A mental illness strikes families in an Australian immigrant detention camp on a tiny island nation.

Feb 16, 2019
Sports

Lasting impact

In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback.

Feb 9, 2019
Kids on the Line

When they took my son

The stories of two families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. We compare their experiences with what the government said was supposed to happen.

Feb 2, 2019
The (Un)Scientific Method

Silencing science

President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has downplayed the science of climate change and sought to silence scientists working for the federal government.

Jan 5, 2019
Accountability

The city (revealed)

An illegal dump in Chicago was part of a federal investigation that brought down corrupt politicians, but it left residents angry and feeling used.

Dec 22, 2018