Jeanette Beebe is an independent public health journalist. 


As a news and features reporter who's not afraid of statistics, she uses data- and community-driven techniques to report quick-turn articles and investigate stories over time. Her work focuses on what affects our health in a big way, and why: social determinants, environmental exposures, tech, policy, and innovation in health care. 

Jeanette covers health and science stories for The Daily Beast, and she has reported for NPR member station WHYY in Philadelphia for over two years, after a four-month stint as a Newsroom Intern. Her Scientific American story on the world's first pizza chef robot was called "creepier than lice and spiders" by The New York Post

Jeanette is a fact checker for hire — clients include OMNI Magazine and the Science History Institute — and her work as a freelance radio and podcast recordist has been broadcast by the BBC, Gimlet, WBUR, and NPR/ProPublica’s investigative series “Lost Mothers”, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. 

A Pushcart- and Best New Poets-nominated poet and narrative nonfiction writer with a background in arts and cultural reporting, she also serves as the Social Media Manager at Nat. Brut, a literary magazine. 

She holds an A.B. in English with certificates in Creative Writing and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Princeton University, where she was lucky enough to write a poetry thesis advised by Tracy K. Smith. She served as the M.A. Scholar for NYU’s Science, Health, & Environmental Reporting Program, where she studied for one semester. 

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.