Alison Young

Investigative Reporter


Featured Work

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What Dr. Fauci told me about a secret meeting on Covid's origin

Could an accident have caused COVID-19? Why the Wuhan lab-leak theory shouldn't be dismissed

Near Misses at High-Security Lab Illustrate Risk of Accidents With Coronaviruses

Hospitals blame moms when childbirth goes wrong. Secret data suggest it’s not that simple.

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Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren't doing it.


About Me

I am an investigative reporter specializing in health, environmental and consumer issues. My work has revealed safety lapses at biological research labs, food manufacturers and nursing homes; hazards in municipal water systems and near forgotten lead factories; the criminal backgrounds of dietary supplement makers and the role of substandard hospital care in maternal deaths.

I am a past president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a national journalism training organization, and I am a professor and the Washington, D.C., program director for the University of Missouri School of Journalism. I have reported for USA TODAY, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Knight Ridder’s Washington Bureau, the Detroit Free Press, The Arizona Republic and the Dallas Times Herald. My reporting honors include three Gerald Loeb Awards, three Scripps Howard Awards and a duPont-Columbia Award.

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