Emily Hopkins

Abrams Reporting Fellow

Emily Hopkins is an Abrams Reporting Fellow at ProPublica.

Before joining ProPublica, Hopkins was an investigative reporter for The Indianapolis Star. In 2020, their work exposed deep flaws in Indiana’s nursing home system that allowed county hospitals to access more than $1 billion in Medicaid funds meant for nursing home care. The series prompted the resignation of Marion County’s top health official and major reforms to how the state regulates long-term care funding. The investigation won an IRE Medal and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Hopkins is based in Chicago.

In Debate Over Chicago’s Speed Cameras, Concerns Over Safety, Racial Disparities Collide

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A federal mandate for health care workers was supposed to close the vaccine gap. Weeks after the deadline, many remain unvaccinated, new data shows.

Chicago’s “Race-Neutral” Traffic Cameras Ticket Black and Latino Drivers the Most

A ProPublica analysis found that traffic cameras in Chicago disproportionately ticket Black and Latino motorists. But city officials plan to stick with them — and other cities may adopt them too.

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