The Daily Beast has hired Maddie Bender to be an innovation reporter.
Bender has been a freelance reporter whose work has appeared in STAT, Scientific American, VICE, Men’s Health, Popular Science, Inverse, Massive Science, and others, and it has been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and national radio.
Bender holds a master’s degree from the Yale University School of Public Health, where she concentrated in microbial disease epidemiology. Prior to that, she received undergraduate degrees in ecology and evolutionary biology and classics from Yale.
At Yale, she edited the Yale Daily News and researched bacterial metabolism. She interned for CNN Health, Aledade, and “Wow in the World,” the NPR science podcast for kids.