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FDA reporter Kaplan is departing NY Times

June 24, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Sheila Kaplan

Sheila Kaplan, who covers the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the tobacco industry, is leaving the New York Times.

She has been at the paper for the past four years. Kaplan previously was at STAT as a Washington correspondent.

Kaplan was a 2011-2014 investigative reporting fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School. While there, she spent most of her time investigating institutional corruption at EPA and related public health agencies.

Kaplan has been a producer for Dan Rather Reports, the PBS series Frontline, and other PBS programs. Kaplan has also worked as an investigative producer for ABC News, and was chief political producer for MSNBC on the Internet.

Kaplan has also written for The Washington Post, Legal Times, Discover magazine, The Washington Monthly, and The New Republic, among other publications. A former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Kaplan has won numerous other journalism honors, among them the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Prize for Distinguished Reporting, The Lowell Mellett Award for Media Criticism (now called the Bart Richards Prize), a Screenwriters Guild nomination, and numerous national Emmy nominations.

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