Sheila Kaplan is a veteran public health and environmental reporter. Most recently, she was the public health reporter for The New York Times, where she was part of the team awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, for coverage of Covid-19. Sheila’s other focus at the Times was the tobacco industry and the teen vaping epidemic. Her work on Juul was the basis for a Hulu/FX documentary entitled “Move Fast and Vape Things,” which was nominated for two news and documentary EMMYs in 2022.
Prior to her job at the Times, Sheila worked for numerous broadcast and print outlets, among them: Boston Globe Media’s statnews.com, ABC News, MSNBC, U.S. News & World Report, and Legal Times.
She was a 2011-2014 investigative reporting fellow at Harvard Law School’s Safra Center for Ethics; and a 2001-2002 Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Sheila is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, and received her Masters of Journalism degree from U.C. Berkeley, where she has also taught political reporting.