Jeanette Beebe is a journalist focused on aging, medicine, tech, and the politics and policies that propel health care.
Her work has appeared in Forbes, MarketWatch, Medscape, Mental Floss, Next Avenue, The Daily Beast, TIME Health, WHYY, and Fast Company, where her reporting on health and medical data privacy was featured as one of the Aspen Institute's “Five Best Ideas of the Day.” But her finest moment might be when she somehow managed to gross out The New York Post, who called the pizza chef robot she profiled in Scientific American “creepier than lice and spiders.”
Jeanette writes a daily newsletter for the Center for Cooperative Media’s NJ News Commons, a network of over 280 local news partners. Her work as a freelance recordist has been broadcast by the BBC, Gimlet, KALW, WBUR, and NPR/ProPublica’s “Lost Mothers” series, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
She got her start in journalism at the Daily Princetonian, where she interviewed voting machine researchers who later sounded an alarm that made international headlines. She served as an M.A. Scholar at NYU's Science, Health, & Environmental Reporting Program for one semester, and she holds an A.B. in English from Princeton University. Her long-time passion-slash-side-hustle is literary publishing.
Born and raised in Iowa, Jeanette has lived in Chicago, New York, and Berlin (twice). Now based in central Jersey, halfway between New York and Philly, she is a long-time commuter — and she tries to travel light.