Kristen Lombardi

Investigative Reporter
New York City
I dig into and uncover environmental and social injustices.


Kristen Lombardi

Investigative reporting
Computer-assisted reporting
Document digging
Research techniques
The art of the interview
Narrative writing
Public speaking

Investigative reporter with more than 25 years’ experience. Covered everything from climate and environmental injustice to campus rape and clergy sexual abuse. Winner of multiple national and local journalism awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights and Social Justice Reporting, the Dart Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Trauma, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service.

Recipient of several distinguished fellowships, including a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism at Harvard University, in 2011-2012.

Director of the postgraduate reporting program, Columbia Journalism Investigations, and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Investigative editor for postgraduate reporting fellows digging into critical matters of public interest and producing team-based investigations.