Carrie Cochran

Carrie Cochran

Carrie Cochran

Visual Journalist

Carrie Cochran is a filmmaker and journalist for the Scripps News' 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
A water tower in Flint, Michigan

Fed Judge finds City of Flint in contempt, citing Scripps News probe

Michigan State Capitol Building.

Scripps News-ProPublica investigation sparks Michigan cancer drug bill

A NOLA Hydration van in New Orleans.

Scripps News Investigates: A shadow market for diet drugs

An obituary for Forrest VanPatten

Top Michigan insurance regulator: Cancer treatments must be covered

Forrest and Beth VanPatten

How an insurer abandoned a cancer patient in his most critical hour

The 155th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race.

A new push to protect racehorses is leaving behind young thoroughbreds

Flint water plant tower

Push to hold Flint mayor in contempt cites Scripps News investigation

Adia McCullough and her son Robbie

Records missing, phones out: Flint water crisis not over

A train on the tracks

Execs got money, in part for 'record' railroad train length

Smoke above derailed trains cars.

Railroad execs got money, in part for 'record' train length

Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio

Norfolk Southern overhauls exec payouts after Scripps News Probe

Damar Hamlin, NFL on Capitol Hill for AED bill shaped by Scripps News 

Damar Hamlin, NFL on Capitol Hill for AED bill shaped by Scripps News 

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw

Senator Merkley vows to press train CEO on cash awards after hearing

A Breonna Taylor memorial in Louisville, Ky.

DOJ's Louisville policing probe confirms what Scripps News found there

A Norfolk Southern freight train waits to pass through East Palenstine, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, where cleanup continues

Congressman: Norfolk Southern exec 'should have disclosed' cash awards

A Norfolk Southern freight train passes passes through East Palestine, Ohio, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023

Railroad execs got cash, in part for 'record' train length

Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick talks with Scripps News Senior National Correspondent Mark Greenblatt

Scripps News school AED probe gets attention in Congress

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

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

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

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

As Chauvin Trial Begins, Activists Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

Activist holds Breonna's Law sign

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

abortion pill package

Abortion Pill Providers Forced To Cancel Shipments To Patients

1918 flu patients lying in cots

Fake News And The 1918 Flu

Newsy Analysis: Polls Further Off Than In 2016

Newsy Analysis: Polls Further Off Than In 2016

President Trump

Why President Trump's Early Leads In Key States Evaporated