Chris Hamby

The Center for Public Integrity

Chris Hamby’s series Breathless and Burdened, describing how the coal industry beat back miners' claims for black lung health benefits, was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. The series was also honored with the Harvard Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the White House Correspondents' Association Award, his second such honor. Hamby's reporting on the environment and labor has been recognized with awards from the National Press Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Science Writers, among others. He has twice been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, as well as a finalist for awards from Harvard University, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Scripps Howard Foundation. His work includes computer-assisted reporting, and he previously worked at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting’s database library. He has a master’s degree in journalism with a concentration in investigative reporting from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Richmond. In 2010, he completed a yearlong examination of a controversial murder case, supported in part by an investigative reporting fellowship. His writing about policy, politics, the criminal justice system and public health has appeared online and in newspapers and magazines. Hamby left the Center in 2014.

'Breathless and Burdened' will examine coal industry's efforts to defeat black lung benefits claims

By Chris Hamby

Chemical board's unfinished investigations hinder agency mission, IG finds

By Chris Hamby

Industry muscle targets federal 'Report on Carcinogens'

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

IMPACT: OSHA strengthens rules for 'model workplace' program

By Chris Hamby

'Retail exemption' shields some fertilizer facilities from stringent safety inspections, rules

By Chris Hamby

As critics press for action, Chemical Safety Board investigations languish

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

Report urges phaseout of deadly acid

By Chris Hamby

Bill aims to strengthen OSHA workplace enforcement

By Chris Hamby

House bill targets deadly dust explosions

By Chris Hamby

Report suggests OSHA safeguard contingent workers

By Chris Hamby

Labor secretary leaves legacy of worker protections and unfinished business

By Chris Hamby

Even after workplace deaths, companies avoid OSHA penalties

By Chris Hamby

IMPACT: Federal inspectors step up enforcement of rules to prevent black lung

By Chris Hamby

Detroit refinery expansion adds more Canadian crude, brings more worries

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

IMPACT: OSHA's 'model workplace' program needs reform, report finds

By Chris Hamby

GAO report supports science behind black lung rule

By Chris Hamby

State settlement boosts monitoring at massive coal ash dump bordering two states

By Chris Hamby

GOP seeks to kill black lung reform

By Chris Hamby

IMPACT: Labor Dept. assembling expert team on mine dust enforcement after CPI-NPR investigation

By Chris Hamby

Black lung surges back in coal country

By Chris Hamby

Unchecked dust explosions kill, injure hundreds of workers

By Chris Hamby

IMPACT: Citizens sue Iowa plant over air pollution

By Chris Hamby

Treasury Department review of Solyndra loan was rushed, report says

By Chris Hamby

IMPACT: After years of complaints, EPA steps in at Iowa plant

By Chris Hamby

EPA proposes first limit on greenhouse gases

By Chris Hamby

Toxic acid release again draws federal investigators

By Chris Hamby

Inspector general to examine ‘model workplaces’ program

By Chris Hamby

'Chemicals of concern' list stuck at OMB

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

Federal regulators have failed to act on toxic chemical, report says

By Chris Hamby

EPA hopes disclosure leads to greenhouse gas reductions

By Chris Hamby

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