Helena Bottemiller Evich, a senior food and agriculture reporter at Politico, is leaving the news organization after eight years for a new opportunity.
She has been writing about the policy and politics that shape our food system, from the farm bill to school lunch.
She has received numerous awards for her work, including a George Polk Award for a series on climate change and two James Beard Awards for features on nutrition and science.
Before joining Politico in 2013, she was a reporter at Food Safety News where she covered deadly foodborne illness outbreaks and the run-up to Congress passing the most significant update to food safety law in a century.
Born and raised in Washington state, Evich attended Claremont McKenna College, where she studied government.