Hannah Furfaro

Journalist

 

CLIPS

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33 days without sunlight: Why hundreds of Washington kids are living in windowless emergency rooms

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How aripiprazole’s promise for treating autism fell short

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Why is it so hard to find a therapist?

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Washington youth are facing a mental health crisis

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To fight opioid crisis, scientists take new shot at  vaccine against addictive drugs

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Mental health experts race to help children cope with stay-at-home life

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A Fragile Existence

When police officers mistake autism for suspicious behavior

How Dennis Wall became the 'bad boy' of autism research

Federal bank deals pose grave environmental threat

DeVos-backed neurofeedback company escapes scrutiny

Obama's climate legacy weakened by fossil fuel investment

Count Down: Are Hawk Ridge's storied goshawk irruptions over?

In search of a ghost: the saltmarsh sparrow

Where the shark is the bellwether

Children face potentially deadly medication errors

Surrounded by water, Long Island faces drought

NYC's Top Zika Hunter

Locked in Juvenile Hall

K2 tests NYC hospitals

Leftover Food Gets New Life

Treasures in Brooklyn

The Disappearance of Sex Ed

 
 

BIO

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I am an award-winning health and science journalist with more than a decade of writing and editing experience. My stories tend to take readers into the lives of scientists, patients and clinicians working to make the practices of science and health care more equitable. I incorporate principals of both watchdog and solutions journalism into my daily work.

My stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Science, Scientific American, The Seattle Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Scientist, The Guardian, Audubon Magazine, The Associated Press and The Fresno Bee.

 

I am a 2022-23 Rosalynn Carter Center Fellow for Mental Health Journalism. I've received several awards including the Best of the West Explanatory Journalism award in 2021 and the Taylor/Blakeslee Fellowship from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. In 2019, I was a finalist for a Deadline Club Award, and in 2020 I was a finalist for a NIHCM award.

 

I also received several awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association the 2015 Gruner Award for Public Service Journalism.

RESUME

Experience

The Fresno Bee, Education Reporter

May 2013-June 2015

 

Associated Press, Legislative Relief Reporter

Jan. 2013-May 2013

 

The Ames Tribune, Education Reporter

Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Writing Fellow,

May 2009-May 2011

 

United States Senate, press intern

May 2010-Aug. 2010

 

 

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Arts, science and health concentration, expected May 2016

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts, 2011

Awards

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, fellow, 2015-2016

 

Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, May 2015

 

California Newspaper Publishers Association, Best Education Coverage, second place, 2014

 

Iowa Newspaper Association, Best Series (first place) and Best Education Coverage (second place), 2013

 

Inland Press Association, Best Explanatory Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting, first place, 2012

 

Iowa

 

 

CONTACT

Tel: 612.636.4184 | @hannahfurfaro | hannahfurfaro@gmail.com

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RESUME

Experience

The Fresno Bee, Education Reporter

May 2013-June 2015

 

Associated Press, Legislative Relief Reporter

Jan. 2013-May 2013

 

The Ames Tribune, Education Reporter

Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Writing Fellow,

May 2009-May 2011

 

United States Senate, press intern

May 2010-Aug. 2010

 

 

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Arts, science and health concentration, expected May 2016

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts, 2011

Awards

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, fellow, 2015-2016

 

Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, May 2015

 

California Newspaper Publishers Association, Best Education Coverage, second place, 2014

 

Iowa Newspaper Association, Best Series (first place) and Best Education Coverage (second place), 2013

 

Inland Press Association, Best Explanatory Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting, first place, 2012

 

Iowa

 

 

RESUME

Experience

The Seattle Times, Staff Reporter

Oct. 2019-Present

 

Spectrum, Science and Health Reporter

May 2017-Sept. 2019

 

Columbia University, Investigative Reporter

Sept. 2016-May 2017

 

The Wall Street Journal, Freelance

June 2016-Sept. 2016

 

The Fresno Bee, Education Reporter

May 2013-June 2015

 

Associated Press, Legislative Relief Reporter

Jan. 2013-May 2013

 

The Ames Tribune, Education Reporter

Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Writing Fellow,

May 2009-May 2011

 

United States Senate, press intern

May 2010-Aug. 2010

 

 

Professional Affiliations

Association of Health Care Journalists; Northwest Science Writers Association; Investigative Reporters and Editors; Seattle Times Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Skills

Additional training: MISA Narrative non-fiction workshop (Tucson, 2019); Genetics bootcamp for journalists (MIT, 2019)

 

Data and Investigative: LexisNexis, Excel, OpenRefine, Tableau, PACER

 

On-camera and radio interview experience.

 

Other: Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint); Social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram), Google Analytics and other Google platforms (Gmail, YouTube), Slack, AP Style, online content management.

 

 

 

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Arts, science and health journalism, 2016

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts, 2011

Awards

and Grants

Rosalynn Carter Center Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, 2022-23

 

Best of the West, Explanatory Reporting, 1st place, 2021

 

National Institute for Health Care Management Award, Trade Finalist, 2020

 

The Best American Science and Nature Writing, notable science writing, 2019

 

Deadline Club Award, science and health reporting, finalist, 2019

Society for Environmental Journalists, Outstanding Explanatory Reporting, honorable mention, 2017

 

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, fellow, 2015-2016

 

Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, May 2015

 

California Newspaper Publishers Association, Best Education Coverage, second place, 2014

 

Iowa Newspaper Association, Best Series (first place) and Best Education Coverage (second place), 2013

 

Inland Press Association, Best Explanatory Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting, first place, 2012

 

 

 

Media and appearances

Moderator for League of Women Voters and Seattle Times Mental Health event, 2021

 

Panelist for Education Writers Association Conference, 2020

 

KUOW "Left behind in online learning", 2020

Science "Hot Spot"

October 11, 2018

Valley Public Radio, "Better training"

June 18, 2018

Valley Public Radio, "Teacher Shortage"

Jan. 20, 2015