2018-19 O'BRIEN FELLOWS
Natasha Haverty is an independent reporter/producer from Boston who has reported for NPR, The New York Times, and the Fund for Investigative Journalism. She co-produced the Prison Time Media Project, a national series examining mass incarceration, and worked as a station-based reporter at North Country Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio after getting her start at The Moth. Her work has been honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award–for a series on homelessness in New Hampshire, and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists—for her series on birth and death behind bars, and her investigation into a murder case in New York’s North Country. She is writing a book on the Norfolk Prison Debating Society.
Erin Jordan has worked as an investigative reporter since 2010 for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette, where recently she’s covered topics including water quality, school seclusion practices and gender equity in sports. She spearheads The Gazette’s Fact Checker team, which checks claims from Iowa politicians/candidates and claims about Iowa. Jordan is a founding board member and board president of the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, or IowaWatch, and teaches investigative reporting at the University of Iowa summer journalism workshop. Prior to her work at The Gazette, Jordan was the Iowa City bureau reporter for the Des Moines Register.
Ashley Luthern is a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covering public safety and breaking news. She was the Journal Sentinel's lead reporter for Precious Lives, a two-year media collaboration to examine the causes and consequences of gun violence on local youth which was honored as a Peabody finalist. And in 2016, she led the Journal Sentinel’s coverage of a fatal police shooting. The incident led to unrest in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. Before joining the Journal Sentinel, she was a reporter for The Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio.
Jenni Monet is an independent journalist chronicling Indigenous justice issues in the U.S. and abroad. She's a routine contributor to the Center for Investigative Reporting, PBS NewsHour, Columbia Journalism Review, PRI The World, and more. In 2017, Monet received top honors for her coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Monet studied journalism at Columbia University where she earned an MA in International Politics with a concentration in Indigenous Human Rights Policy. She is a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, a tribal nation in New Mexico, and lives between New York and Tucson when not on assignment.
Katie Worth is a reporter on FRONTLINE’s digital team and former enterprise reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. In 2011 she moved to Santiago, Chile, where she spent three years admiring the Andes, eating too many empanadas and freelancing stories for Scientific American, National Geographic, Slate and Vice. One story she wrote for Scientific American was selected for inclusion in The Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology of 2016, and her investigation for FRONTLINE into the systemic inequality underpinning the Zika’s explosion in northwest Brazil was recognized as a finalist for the National Institute of Health Care Management Research and Journalism Awards for digital coverage.