I’ve worked for The Associated Press, the Winston-Salem Journal and The Tampa Tribune, and freelanced for many other publications, including the Christian Science Monitor and the American Association for Cancer Research.

     I’ve been interviewed by The New York Times, NPR’s Morning and Weekend Editions, PRI’s Living on Earth, Esquire, The Village Voice, USA Today, and other media large and small.


I’ve reported from Washington D.C., Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan,  Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Uganda, Kenya, Russia, and more than a dozen other countries. My reporting on the North Carolina eugenics program won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors,  the Newspaper Guild of America, and the SPJ Green Eyeshade.

     That series also helped prompt the first legislation in America to compensate victims of eugenic sterilization. You can watch Dawn Sinclair Shapiro's great documentary about that story, The State of Eugenics.  https://vimeo.com/191200802


My reporting from Iraq won awards from the  Associated Press Managing Editors and Washington Monthly. I’ve also won an award from the Arab Science Journalists

and the Duke University Green-Rossiter Award for Higher Education Reporting


And yes, in 1992 I conceived and published one of the first electronic books: Agrippa.

Unfortunately, it was 18 years before the iPad existed...

The Archive of my papers on that project is in the Rare Book Collection

of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.


In my former career as a printer and publisher I worked with writers and artists such as Joseph Mitchell,  Aaron Siskind, Fredrick Sommer, Michael Brodsky, and Jacob Lawrence.

I’ve been an Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, a Biomedical Science Journalism Fellow at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, an Environmental Law Fellow at Vermont Law School, and a Paul Miller Fellow in Washington, D.C.


I’m a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

I have a BA in Creative Writing from Bard College.


contact: kbegos (at) nasw (dot) org