Consumer Reports has hired Kevin Loria as a senior writer covering health topics.
Loria previously was at Business Insider, where he covered science and health issues. He wrote about topics such as climate and the environment, infectious disease, the limits of human performance, and more.
He wrote four stories for Business Insider’s “Saving our World” series, covering the steps humanity will have to take to adapt to the effects of climate change, the ways rising seas will affect cities like Miami, how scientists are devising ways to bring coral reefs back to life, and potential last-ditch geoengineering efforts.
He covered ways that fasting could potentially slow aging and fight disease.
He wrote a Tech Insider feature profiling a scientist who thinks he could have a cure for all viruses: This man’s potentially huge medical breakthrough can’t get funding, so he’s trying something desperate.
He also wrote a launch feature for Tech Insider on the ways humans are using new genetic editing tools to reshape our world: The age of genetically engineered animals has arrived.
At Business Insider, he wrote one of the first stories investigating the blood-testing startup Theranos: Scientists are skeptical about the secret blood test that has made Elizabeth Holmes a billionaire.
Before Business Insider, he studied health and science writing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before that, he earned a B.A. in political science and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. He spent several years traveling and has written for Condé Nast Traveler, The Christian Science Monitor, and other publications.