Caitlin Dickerson
Caitlin Dickerson
Staff Writer, The Atlantic

CSU Long Beach
B.A., International Studies (2011)
  • Caitlin Dickerson, along with her reporting team on NPR, was a recipient of a 2015 George Foster Peabody Award for her investigative work which uncovered race-based secret mustard gas testing on American troops during World War II. 
  • The "World War II Secret Mustard Gas Testing" series on NPR resulted in Congressional action in 2017 to provide test subjects compensation for their injuries. Through Caitlin and her team's reporting, over 3,900 veterans were identified more than 70 years later, many suffering from lifelong debilitating ailments.
  • Caitlin was also honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award presented by the national Radio, News, Digital News Association. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award, a national award recognizing journalists in all mediums under age 35.
  • For The New York Times Magazine, Dickerson wrote about the real-life impact of fake news on a town in Idaho, which was turned upside down during the 2016 election from anti-refugee rumors on Facebook accounts linked to the Russian government.
  • She is a frequent guest on "The Daily," The New York Times podcast, and has filled in as the host.

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