Kristen Lombardi

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Kristen Lombardi is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Center for Public Integrity since 2007. She has been a journalist for more than 19 years. Her investigation into campus rape cases for the Center won the Robert F. Kennedy Award and the Dart Award in 2011, as well as the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in 2010, among other recognitions. More recently, Lombardi was a staff writer and investigative reporter at the Village Voice, where she provided groundbreaking coverage of the 9/11 health crisis. Her investigative reports as a staff writer for the Boston Phoenix were widely credited with helping to expose the clergy sexual-abuse scandal in that city. Her work for the Center has been honored by the Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Press Foundation, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the John B. Oakes Environmental Prize, and the Society of Environmental Journalists. She was one of 24 journalists awarded a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism at Harvard University, in 2011-2012. She also won a fellowship from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma for her coverage of child sexual abuse, and is active in the Dart Society. Lombardi graduated with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley, and has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University.

Biden cites progress on campus sexual assault, but says there's 'so much farther to go'

By Kristen Lombardi

Duke Energy fined $25.1 million for groundwater damage from coal ash

By Kristen Lombardi

Coal ash no worse than everyday trash, EPA rules

New battlefront for petrochemical industry: benzene and childhood leukemia

By Kristen Lombardi

A dozen dirty documents

By Kristen Lombardi and Jared Bennett

Benzene and worker cancers: 'An American tragedy'

By Kristen Lombardi

Reporter's toolkit: Investigating sexual assault on your campus

By Kristen Lombardi

Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA plan would slash climate-damaging carbon emissions from 1,000 existing power plants

White House group releases recommendations on fighting campus sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA to regulate coal ash amid court settlement

By Kristen Lombardi

Obama moves to address campus sex assault issues raised by Center series

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA under the gun to regulate coal ash

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA proposes crackdown on emissions from new gas, coal-fired power plants

By Kristen Lombardi

Coal industry, Hill allies target fine print of Obama climate plan

By Kristen Lombardi

New scrutiny of 'longwall' mining finds damage in Pennsylvania streams

By Kristen Lombardi

Clean Air Act law, reality collide

By Kristen Lombardi

'Upset' emissions: Flares in the air, worry on the ground

By Kristen Lombardi and Andrea Fuller

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act headed for President's signature

By Kristen Lombardi

As EPA delays new coal ash rules, residents turn to the courts for relief

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

BP engulfed in lawsuit over 40-day Texas flare

By Kristen Lombardi

Where regulators failed, citizens took action — testing their own air

IMPACT: Panetta pledges to fix substandard schools on military bases

By Kristen Lombardi

IMPACT: Nelson calls conditions at some military base schools "shameful"

By Kristen Lombardi

IMPACT: Senators urge Pentagon to address decrepit military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

House defeats effort to cut funding for repair of military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

The military children left behind: Decrepit schools, broken promises

By Kristen Lombardi

What's your experience with military base schools?

By Kristen Lombardi

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