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Carrie Cochran

Visual Journalist

Carrie Cochran is a filmmaker and journalist for the Scripps Washington Bureau's investigative team. Prior to joining Scripps in 2018, she worked for her hometown paper, The Cincinnati Enquirer, where she was a photographer, reporter and videojournalist. In 2018, Cochran won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting with her colleagues for her contributions to "Seven Days of Heroin." She was the lead producer, lead editor and a cinematographer for the 30-minute documentary that was part of the winning entry, and was also the reporter and still photographer for several of the written vignettes. The documentary also won a National Murrow Award []. Cochran was named among the top photojournalism multimedia producers internationally when her portfolio of video work was recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and she's been recognized for her writing by the Society of Professional Journalists. She and her two colleagues were the first to share the story of Jim Obergefell and John Arthur. Obergefell later became the lead plaintiff in the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage. She has also covered Hurricane Katrina, immigration in Mexico, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Carrie can be reached at

Recent Work
Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick talks with Scripps News Senior National Correspondent Mark Greenblatt
Scripps News / Zach CussonDocumentaries and Investigations

Scripps News school AED probe gets attention in Congress

A memorial for Matthew Mangine Jr., who died after a sudden cardiac arrest in June 2020 in Erlanger, Ky.
WCPODocumentaries and Investigations

An AED saved Damar Hamlin's life, but is your child's school ready?

Suspect in handcuffs

Felony Assaults With Guns Increasing In Hundreds of U.S. Communities

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is attended to by medical staff after being sacked
Jeff Dean / APSports

Newsy Investigation Finds Loopholes In NFL Concussion Rules

Students walk in a school hallway.

How Texas Quashed Sex-Ed Lessons On Consent

A spam text message

Lots Of Spam Texts, Little Action To Stop Them

The Swedish Security Police
The Swedish Security PoliceWorld

U.S. Slaps Terrorist Designation On Russian, Swedish Extremists

Model depiction of the town of Louisville, Kentucky

The Model City: How Police Reform Failed In Breonna Taylor's Hometown

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor murals
Associated PressU.S.

As Chauvin Trial Begins, Activists Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

Activist holds Breonna's Law sign
Carrie Cochran / NewsyU.S.

No-Knock Warrant Ban Won't Pass In Breonna Taylor's Home State

abortion pill package
Zach Cusson / NewsyU.S.

Abortion Pill Providers Forced To Cancel Shipments To Patients

National Museum of Health and MedicineU.S.

Fake News And The 1918 Flu

Newsy Analysis: Polls Further Off Than In 2016
Karen Rodriguez / NewsyPolitics

Newsy Analysis: Polls Further Off Than In 2016

President Trump
White House PoolPolitics

Why President Trump's Early Leads In Key States Evaporated

Voting underway in Hamilton County, Ohio
Carrie Cochran / NewsyPolitics

Backup Poll Workers Still Needed In Key States

Carrie Cochran / NewsyU.S.

After Louisville Police Shooting Deaths, Cases Quietly Closed

A ballot
Carrie Cochran / NewsyPolitics

Voters Ordered To Take Down 'Ballot Selfies'

Breonna Taylor's family at press conference
Carrie Cochran / NewsyU.S.

Breonna Taylor Deal Promises Reform Police Said They Did Years Ago

8th grade teacher Erin McCarthy inside her classroom
Erin McCarthyScience and Health

K-12 Schools Suffer Financial Pain From Coronavirus

An empty classroom
KNXV-TV ABC15Science and Health

Newsy Investigates: When COVID-19 Infects A Reopened School

Armed NFAC protesters demand justice for Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky on July 25, 2020
Carrie Cochran / NewsyU.S.

Opposing Armed Groups Turn Out At Breonna Taylor Protest In Louisville


How One Alleged Fraudster Got Millions In Emergency PPP Loans

U.S. Rep Deb Haaland
Photo by Carrie CochranU.S.

The Capitol Through Her Eyes

U.S. Supreme Court building

Qualified Immunity: Unjust Or Necessary?

Protesters infront of Colorado's state capitol building
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

States Move To Change Laws On Police Use Of Lethal Force

Graphic comparing North Carolina meat plant infection rate to Northeast Bronx
Andrew Lawler/NewsyScience and Health

Newsy Investigation Tracks COVID-19 Outbreaks In NC From Meat Plants

Crime scene tape
StoryblocksScience and Health

COVID-19 Watch: Behind Closed Doors

Navajo Nation members on a porch
Associated PressScience and Health

Native American Tribes Still Waiting On Help From CARES Act

Tianna Edwards
Zachary CussonScience and Health

Some Business Owners Excluded From PPP Due To Criminal History

Lady Clipper Barbershop, Washington, DC.
Lauren KnappScience and Health

Minority-Owned Businesses Hope For Relief In $484 Billion Aid Package