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Casey Smith

Casey Smith

Class of 2020

Casey Smith is a first-year master’s student at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her reporting focuses on science and the environment, law enforcement and federal agency corruption.

Before coming to California, Casey was a reporting intern at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and The Washington Post, where she produced separate stories on the Interior Department and national homicide data. Her work has been published by USA Today, National Geographic, The Washington Post and others.

During summer 2019, she’ll be joining the news and investigations teams at the Indianapolis Star as a Pulliam Fellow.

Learn more about Casey and her work here.


  • University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (2020), Master of Journalism in narrative science writing and investigative reporting

  • Ball State University (Magna Cum Laude, 2018), B.A. in Journalism, Telecommunications and Anthropology; minor in Spanish


  • Investigative Reporting Program, Research and Reporting Assistant

  • Health/Science/Environment Reporter, Oakland North

  • Investigative Reporting Workshop & The Washington Post, Research and Reporting Intern

  • The Ball State Daily News, Editor-in-Chief

  • National Park Service, Digital Writer

  • National Geographic, Editorial Intern

  • USA Today, Reporting Intern

  • The Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of the American Indian, Research and Multimedia Intern


  • Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, 2018

  • Indiana Student Journalist of the Year, 2018

  • Berlin Capital Fulbright Program, 2017

  • Emmy® Nomination for Writing, 2017


  • Perry Township, 2018. Arcadia Publishing: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467128087


  • National Science Writers Association

  • Society of Professional Journalists

  • Investigative Reporters and Editors


Data Journalism, Environment, Human Rights, Investigative, Narrative, Police, Science, Water Quality, climate change