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The Daily Beast hired Bender as innovation reporter

June 21, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Maddie Bender

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.

She was a 2021 AAAS Mass Media Fellow and the 2020 winner of former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof’s annual win-a-trip-contest for students.

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.

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