Ava Kofman is a reporter on ProPublica’s national desk. She joined the newsroom in January 2019, after working as a contributing writer at The Intercept, where she covered technology.
In 2021, she reported with colleagues on toxic air pollution across the United States. The team’s examination of the country’s “Sacrifice Zones,” which helped spur several reforms, was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize and a National Magazine award.
Kofman’s 2022 investigation of the hospice industry prompted numerous policy changes. It received the 2023 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism and was a finalist for the Livingston Award.
Her work has also been honored by the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, and the National Press Club. It has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine and The Atlantic, among other places.