Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Investigative Producer

Karen Rodriguez is an award-winning national investigative reporter/producer at Scripps News. She graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in convergence journalism with an emphasis in investigative reporting. Born on the tropical island of Cuba, Karen braves the cold of the midwest to bring you visual stories that cause change.In 2022, she was one of the lead reporters nominated for a Peabody award for "The Model City" podcast.

Karen is interested in all sorts of issues that affect people's lives, from housing to health care, so tell her your story in english or spanish at Karen.Rodriguez@scripps.com or find her on X @Krod65

Recent Work
Michael Ketterer lowers himself into an empty water storage tank to collect dust samples from the bottom of it.

Chemist digs for clues related to New Mexico atomic bomb

The struggle to locate migrant children missing from US homes

EBT cards from different states

Scripps News survey finds $70M stolen from food assistance program


Children as young as 6 help harvest blueberries in America

Jeffrey Epstein

How did Jeffrey Epstein die? Still no answers from DOJ OIG

A woman sits with a child.

'We don't deliver babies here': Hospitals turn away pregnant patients

A Breonna Taylor memorial in Louisville, Ky.

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

Child in PSSi facility

Scripps News Investigates: A city’s not-so-secret child labor problem

Officer's take a photo of the AR-15 style rifle found in an 18-year-old student's backpack

5-year-old boy, AR15-style gun involved in recent school incidents

Clinic escorts for abortion patients sit in a parking lot.

In Real Life: Post-Roe limbo

Christina Wilder, 28, gives her 3-month-old son Cutter Dees his pacifier at their home in Paintsville, Kentucky

Drop In WIC-Approved Stores Sends Families Scrambling For Formula

Hospital ERs Struggle To Treat Surge Of Mental Health Patients

bottles of abortion pills at a clinic

Newsy Investigates: Abortion Pill's Safety Record

Model depiction of the town of Louisville, Kentucky

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

Abortion Pill Gets Fresh Look As FDA Launches Review Of Restrictions

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

After Louisville Police Shooting Deaths, Cases Quietly Closed

Breonna Taylor's family at press conference

Breonna Taylor Deal Promises Reform Police Said They Did Years Ago

Mifeprex packaging

Judge Rules Providers Can Mail The Abortion Pill During Pandemic

Prescription Denied: Accessing The Abortion Pill graphic

Prescription Denied: Accessing The Abortion Pill

Prescription Denied: Accessing The Abortion Pill graphic

Prescription Denied: Accessing The Abortion Pill (Trailer)

Protesters infront of Colorado's state capitol building

States Move To Change Laws On Police Use Of Lethal Force

Graphic comparing North Carolina meat plant infection rate to Northeast Bronx

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

Paid leave policy sign in Smithfield plant

Smithfield Makes Changes At Tar Heel Plant As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Smithfield Foods Headquarters in Virginia

Newsy Exclusive: Smithfield Workers React To Order Keeping Plants Open

Package of Smithfield Bacon

Dozens Of New COVID-19 Cases Tied To NC Smithfield Pork Plant