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Carrie Cochran

Visual Journalist

Carrie Cochran is a filmmaker and journalist for the Scripps Washington Bureau's investigative team. Prior to joining Scripps in 2018, she worked for her hometown paper, The Cincinnati Enquirer, where she was a photographer, reporter and videojournalist. In 2018, Cochran won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting with her colleagues for her contributions to "Seven Days of Heroin." She was the lead producer, lead editor and a cinematographer for the 30-minute documentary that was part of the winning entry, and was also the reporter and still photographer for several of the written vignettes. The documentary also won a National Murrow Award []. Cochran was named among the top photojournalism multimedia producers internationally when her portfolio of video work was recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and she's been recognized for her writing by the Society of Professional Journalists. She and her two colleagues were the first to share the story of Jim Obergefell and John Arthur. Obergefell later became the lead plaintiff in the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage. She has also covered Hurricane Katrina, immigration in Mexico, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Carrie can be reached at

  Recent Work
8th grade teacher Erin McCarthy inside her classroom
Erin McCarthySci/Health

K-12 Schools Suffer Financial Pain From Coronavirus

An empty classroom
KNXV-TV ABC15Sci/Health

Newsy Investigates: When COVID-19 Infects A Reopened School

Armed NFAC protesters demand justice for Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky on July 25, 2020
Carrie Cochran / NewsyU.S.

Opposing Armed Groups Turn Out At Breonna Taylor Protest In Louisville


How One Alleged Fraudster Got Millions In Emergency PPP Loans

U.S. Rep Deb Haaland
Photo by Carrie CochranU.S.

The Capitol Through Her Eyes

U.S. Supreme Court building

Qualified Immunity: Unjust Or Necessary?

Protesters infront of Colorado's state capitol building
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

States Move To Change Laws On Police Use Of Lethal Force

Graphic comparing North Carolina meat plant infection rate to Northeast Bronx
Andrew Lawler/NewsySci/Health

Newsy Investigation Tracks COVID-19 Outbreaks In NC From Meat Plants

Crime scene tape

COVID-19 Watch: Behind Closed Doors

Navajo Nation members on a porch
Associated PressSci/Health

Native American Tribes Still Waiting On Help From CARES Act

Tianna Edwards
Zachary CussonSci/Health

Some Business Owners Excluded From PPP Due To Criminal History

Lady Clipper Barbershop, Washington, DC.
Lauren KnappSci/Health

Minority-Owned Businesses Hope For Relief In $484 Billion Aid Package

Cars on overpasses

COVID-19 Watch: Danger Of The Open Roads

Andrew LawlerSci/Health

COVID-19 Watch: Closing Houses Of Worship

Andrew LawlerSci/Health

COVID-19 Watch: Patchwork Response To Coronavirus Outbreak Not Enough

Rick Groger putting packets of food with oranges, milk and sandwichs on a table
Carrie CochranSci/Health

Students In Need Get Meals Delivered


Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Threatened By Coronavirus

Dental chair and instruments
Carrie Cochran / NewsySci/Health

Open Wide (Trailer)

Open Wide title card
Newsy illustrationSci/Health

Open Wide: Dentists Pressured To Drill Healthy Teeth, Ex-employees Say

Twila Szymanski is a lifelong resident of the Fort Peck Reservation.
(Newsy / Carrie Cochran)U.S.

Congress Struggles To Address Sexual Assault On Tribal Lands

Detention cell
Drew Snadecki / ScrippsPolitics

ICE Getting A Colder Shoulder This Year From Cities, Counties

Andrew Morrison's mural "Fort Peck Nation" in Poplar, Montana
Photo by Jimmy SimonsU.S.

A Broken Trust: Sexual Assault And Justice On Tribal Lands (Trailer)

Andrew Morrison's mural "Fort Peck Nation" in Poplar, Montana
Photo by Jimmy SimonsU.S.

A Broken Trust: Sexual Assault And Justice On Tribal Lands

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference
Getty ImagesWorld

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Denies Wrongdoing In Bribery Scandal

A group of medical professionals work at the University of Michigan.
Michigan Medicine/University of MichiganSci/Health

Unspoken: Doctor Depression And Suicide