Jeanette Beebe is an independent journalist focused on health. 


She is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast, and her story on surveillance cameras in nursing homes appeared on PBS' Next Avenue. Her radio and web stories have been broadcast by NPR member station WHYY, and her reporting has been featured on MSN and by The Guardian and POLITICO. Her Scientific American story on the world's first pizza chef robot was called "creepier than lice and spiders" by The New York Post

As a public health reporter who's not afraid of statistics, she uses data- and community-driven techniques to report quick-turn news and investigate stories over time. Her desktop is a mash-up of medical research, healthcare cost reports, and testimonials from patients and their advocates. Her reporting often follows under-served populations — especially seniors and their caregivers, women, and the LGBTQ community — as they work, see the doctor, pay bills, and vote.

Jeanette is a fact checker for hire, and 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. 

A Pushcart- and Best New Poets-nominated poet with a background in arts and cultural reporting, Jeanette also serves on staff at Nat. Brut as the magazine's Social Media Manager. 

She holds an A.B. in English with certificates in Creative Writing and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Princeton. 

Born and raised in Iowa, Jeanette has lived briefly in Chicago, New York, and Berlin (twice). Now, she's based in New Jersey — she's a long-time commuter, and she tries to travel light.