Lois Beckett, who has been with ProPublica since 2011 and writing most recently about gun violence, gun policy and related topics, is about to start applying those skills at a new media home. Beginning next month, she will be a senior reporter at Guardian US focusing on gun politics and policy.
From today’s announcement:
Beckett joins from ProPublica, where she has reported on gun violence and gun policy since 2013. She has focused most recently on the intersection of race and urban gun violence, and won a 2015 Deadline Award for her Essence magazine collaboration on the human cost to families affected by firearm deaths. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Beckett reported for the Nieman Journalism Lab and SF Weekly.
“Lois brings an innovative approach to both data-driven storytelling and enterprise reporting,” said Guardian US editor Lee Glendinning. “She will work with all of us as we seek to deepen our coverage in another area where Guardian US can truly make an impact.”
Beckett starts Feb. 3 and will be based in New York. This is a new position at Guardian US. Congrats!
[Photo via: @loisbeckett]