Jessica Benko

Ochberg Fellow

Jessica Benko is an independent print and radio journalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Wired, This American Life, and elsewhere. Formerly a producer for WNYC's Radiolab and science editor for WNYC's Studio 360, she often pursues stories where the practice of science aims to address human suffering, in areas of medicine, psychology, poverty, public health, or appropriate technology. Her recent reporting topics include humane prison reform, epidemic prevention in the aftermath of Ebola, and the impact of extremist violence in East and West Africa.