Shantal Riley is an award-winning freelance health and environmental reporter. Before graduating from the health and science program at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, she worked as a print reporter in Newburgh, New York, where she spent several years covering the city’s “forever chemical” water crisis. Her work has been featured by Frontline PBS, NOVA PBS, the Washington Post Magazine, and WNYC/Gothamist, among other media. In 2022, Frontline’s Un(re)solved project, on which she was a lead reporter, won an Emmy for outstanding interactive media. Riley continues to cover environmental pollution and its impacts on communities of color.
A new reporting project will look at how families have been impacted — physically, mentally and emotionally — by one of the largest public health emergencies in modern America.