Jenn Abelson joined the investigative team of The Washington Post in January 2019. She previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe Spotlight Team and co-authored the book, "I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope."
Jenn has investigated sexual assault at private schools in New England, sexual harassment at ESPN and sexual misconduct in the modeling industry. She also has exposed doctors secretly performing two surgeries at the same time without patient consent and the widespread mislabeling of fish in the restaurant industry. In 2015, she was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work with the Spotlight Team on "Shadow Campus," a series about dangerous off-campus college housing. Jenn grew up in New York and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service finalist, 2015
Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting finalist, 2015
Knight Award for Public Service finalist, 2015
Scripps Howard Awards Investigative Reporting finalist, 2016
Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics finalist, 2017
Dart Award finalist, 2017
Investigative Reporters & Editors finalist, 2018
Professional Affiliations: Investigative Reporters and Editors Books by Jenn Abelson:
"I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope"