Welcome

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.