Chris Benderev has more than a decade of experience producing and reporting for NPR’s newsroom, Science Desk, and podcasts. He was a founding producer and reporter on NPR’s Embedded podcast and, earlier in his career, he was a producer at NPR's Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, Hidden Brain and the TED Radio Hour. He is currently a producer for This American Life.
Recent Posts by Chris Benderev
2022 Dart Awards: Reporting Tips from our HonoreesDecember 8, 2022 by Chris Benderev, Claire Landsbaum, Zahara Gómez Lucini, Joe Mozingo, Ed Ou, Joe Sexton
On December 1st, the 2022 Dart Awards honorees participated in a roundtable discussion about their craft, and approach to reporting complex stories.
Reporting Advice from Chris Benderev: 2022 Dart Award HonoreeNovember 24, 2022 by Chris Benderev
Reporting Advice from NPR's Chris Benderev
Capital Gazette: "A Damn Paper"May 5, 2022 by Chris Benderev, Kelly McEvers, Alison MacAdam , Lisa Pollak, Rhaina Cohen, Liana Simstrom, Nicole Beemsterboer, Anya Grundmann
Judges called this episode “a masterpiece of trauma-informed journalism” that “cuts right to the heart,” helping listeners “understand the real impact of violence directed at this profession and at the democratic institution.” They praised the team’s “persistent, careful and caring touch” alongside its “straightforward, unblinking approach,” “from the reporting to the language choices to the structure to the ways it demystifies local news.” They praised the team for “creating space for the staff to have agency and nuance in the telling of their own stories,” and said, quite simply, “this story is what trauma is all about.” Originally aired as the first episode of NPR's Embedded podcast on February 18, 2021.
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