Cheryl W. Thompson is an investigative correspondent for NPR.
Previous to becoming a member of NPR in January 2019, she spent 22 years at The Washington Put up, the place she wrote extensively about regulation enforcement, political corruption and weapons, and was a White Home correspondent throughout Barack Obama’s first time period. Her investigative sequence that traced the weapons used to kill greater than 500 cops within the U.S. earned her an Emmy, a Nationwide Headliner, an IRE, a White Home Information Photographers Affiliation and different awards. In 2015, her reporting discovered that just about one particular person every week died within the U.S. after being Tasered by police. The story was a part of a year-long sequence on police shootings within the U.S. that gained the Pulitzer Prize for nationwide reporting. In 2017, her examination of Howard College Hospital revealed myriad issues with the storied facility, together with that it had the best charge of loss of life lawsuits per mattress than the 5 different D.C. hospitals. Her venture printed in Could 2018 investigated the unsolved serial murders of six black women within the nation’s capital almost 50 years in the past, and gained an SPJ DC award for journal function writing. She has gained quite a few different awards, together with two Salute to Excellence Awards from the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists, and was named NABJ’s Educator of the 12 months in 2017. She was a part of the Washington Put up crew that gained the Pulitzer Prize for nationwide reporting in 2002 for Sept. 11.
Thompson is a member of NABJ, teaches investigative reporting as an affiliate professor at George Washington College and serves as board president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a 6,100-member group whose mission is to enhance the standard of investigative journalism.