Kathleen McGrory is a reporter on ProPublica’s national staff.
She and colleague Neil Bedi won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for an investigation that found a Florida sheriff’s office had harassed residents and profiled schoolchildren. The series prompted two federal reviews of the agency and the formation of a community coalition.
Before that, McGrory and Bedi were finalists for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for their articles about patient fatalities at a Johns Hopkins children’s hospital. That body of work led to the resignation of the hospital’s CEO and other top executives, as well as more than $40 million in settlements for affected families.
McGrory began her career at the Miami Herald and later became an investigative reporter and editor at the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also been honored with a Polk Award, an IRE award, a Scripps Howard award and the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism. She holds degrees from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and she is an adjunct instructor at the University of Florida.
She and her husband are the proud parents of a toddler and a rescue beagle.