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.

IMPACT: Agency task force conducting ‘top-to-bottom review’ of ‘model workplaces’ program

By Chris Hamby

EPA allowed unsafe handling of asbestos, IG says

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

GOP assault on regulations could undermine air pollution protections

By Chris Hamby

IMPACT: Day after story on weak enforcement, a state cracks down on polluter

By Chris Hamby

New scrutiny of worker safety excludes some chemical plants

By Chris Hamby

Despite lone inspector’s efforts, persistent haze envelops Iowa town

By Chris Hamby

Few criminal cases target big air polluters

By Chris Hamby and Ronnie Greene

Many Americans left behind in the quest for cleaner air

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Elizabeth Lucas

Deaths at ‘model workplaces’ missing from list of federal overseers

By Chris Hamby

OSHA acknowledges database of fatal accidents incomplete

By Chris Hamby

Lost letter: How government fails to deliver on worker safety

By Chris Hamby

Highly toxic acid used by refineries sends workers to hospital — again

By Chris Hamby

Fourth fire this year strikes refinery that relies on toxic acid

By Chris Hamby

What are the risks of an earthquake beneath a reactor near you?

By Chris Hamby

'Model' workplaces avoid special government scrutiny targeting hazardous industries

By Chris Hamby

'Model workplaces' not always so safe

By Chris Hamby

But does it work?

By Chris Hamby

EPA agrees to reveal secret identities of potentially risky chemicals

By Chris Hamby

Persistent black lung, old scourge of coal, found in autopsies of most Massey miners

By Chris Hamby

Some energy CEOs among highest paid U.S. corporate bosses

By Chris Hamby

Year after tragedy, mining industry seeks some self-policing

By Chris Hamby

'Clean' natural gas adding to climate change

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

Republicans move forward against coal ash regulation

By Chris Hamby

Energy dollars fueled campaigns of Democrats who defected on EPA vote

By Chris Hamby

Climate facts — and fancy

By Chris Hamby

Greenhouse cash

By Chris Hamby

One year after tragedy, agency urges oil refineries to invest in safety

By Chris Hamby

New oil refinery in South Dakota says it will use alternative to toxic acid

By Chris Hamby

Quake concern delays nuclear plant extension

By Chris Hamby

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