Mark Greenblatt

Mark Greenblatt

Mark Greenblatt

Senior National Investigative Correspondent

Mark Greenblatt is the senior national investigative correspondent for Scripps News. His video, text and radio reports have earned three Peabody awards, the duPont-Columbia Award, the I.R.E. Medal, the Livingston Award, multiple national Edward R. Murrow Awards, the national Emmy for investigative reporting and he has twice been named a finalist for Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize. Mark’s reports have led to changes in laws at all levels of government, along with wholesale reforms of institutions. He is the lead reporter for the investigative podcast Verified- The Next Threat, a six episode podcast series that uncovers an international network of global extremists who are recruiting for a new transnational holy war and white power. His other investigative pieces for Scripps have prompted Congress to close the military sex offender registration loophole and led to the felony indictment of a Veterans Administration hospital chief of staff, among other reforms. For Scripps News, his Case Cleared series of reports revealed how dozens of police departments nationally mask the truth about how many rape investigations they really solve, marking rape cases as ‘cleared’ with a little-known tool called “exceptional clearance.” The tool allows police to tell the public the case is solved, when in fact they leave the suspect on the streets with no arrest and no prosecution. Federal rules allow police to use this tool in rare cases, such as if they cannot arrest a known suspect because he is dead. Greenblatt was a co-lead on the investigation, which chronicled the widespread abuse of the tool and discovered that some of those cleared suspects go on to find new sexual assault victims. In Austin, the series prompted a state audit which confirmed Austin police were inappropriately clearing rape cases. City council agreed to publicly apologize to rape survivors, along with paying them $50,000 each to settle a lawsuit that Mark’s reporting became evidence in. The city also agreed to a long list of reforms of its sex crimes unit. Mark regularly combines the use of databases and sources to unpack systemic flaws and issues of injustice. He serves on the Advisory Board for the D.C.- based Fund For Investigative Journalism (where he is its past president), proudly roots for the Red Sox and brews his own beer.

Recent Work
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Sheriffs, Criminologists Worried About Coming FBI Crime Data Loss

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Twitter Suspends MAGA Rally Group, QAnon-Linked Founder

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QAnon-Linked Organizer Calls Rallies Last 'Peaceful' Unity Attempt

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FBI Crime Data Could Go Away For One In Four Police Agencies

Driving For Dollars In The Pandemic

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FBI Postpones Use-Of-Force Data Release

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Military Watchdog Stars and Stripes Fighting For Survival

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School Air Filters: Not COVID-19 Ready

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Minneapolis Police Among Many That Didn't Send FBI Use Of Force Data

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Elite Wine Instructor Told Black Student To Call Her 'Master'

Deputies from Harris County Sheriff's Office fire taser at African American woman seated in wheelchair

Investigation: Police Ignore FBI Request For 'Use Of Force' Data

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New Research: Coronavirus Can Spread Through Eyes

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U.S. Beef And Pork Production Is Down Nearly 40%

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Credit Firms Cutting Consumer Spending Limits Without Warning

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Some States May Run Out Of Unemployment Money Within Weeks

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State Farm, Progressive Join List Of Auto Insurers Issuing Refunds

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Auto Policyholders Due $4 Billion+ In Refunds Following Newsy Report

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Allstate To Refund $600M To Customers Following Newsy Report

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Advocates Worry Insurance Providers Could Profit From COVID-19

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Scammers Are Preying On People's Fears Surrounding The Coronavirus

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Open Wide (Trailer)

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Open Wide: Dentists Pressured To Drill Healthy Teeth, Ex-employees Say

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Experts: Slow Coronavirus' Spread Now To Prevent Superbug Later

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Sen. Leahy Cites Newsy Investigation Into Condolence Payments

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Collateral Damage: U.S. Forgoes Condolence Payments In Iraq, Syria

A former White House official involved in drug policy is accused of investing in a fraudulent rehab

Former Obama Drug Official Sued In Addiction Fraud Lawsuit

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Uncorked: A Newsy Investigation Of The Elite Wine World

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Fmr. CIA Counterterrorism Chief Defends Secret Black Sites

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Why Only Some Mass Shootings Are Considered Domestic Terrorism

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Texas DA Resigns From Sex Assault Task Force After Newsy Questions