Hello! I’m Braeden. I’m a reporter based in the DMV. I don’t have a specific beat, but in general I’m drawn to investigative and data-driven stories that center in holding powerful people and organizations accountable. In the past I’ve covered opioid addiction, eldercare, labor issues and more.
I’m an associate producer for NPR’s newscast team, editing scripts and audio with a quick turnaround for top of the hour and mid-hour casts.
Before NPR, I did data reporting and interactive graphics with U.S. News & World Report and the Investigative Reporting Workshop.
My best stories in the last year focused on inaccurate government data on missing indigenous women and girls, long-term care industry lobbying that left nursing home residents at risk and a sharp increase in the use of contract health workers in Maine nursing homes over recent years.
I produced podcasts for my college investigative reporting outlet, AWOL, for three years. I love audio journalism and am passionate about finding ways to incorporate sound into my coverage whenever possible.