Bio / contact


I’ve worked for The Associated Press, the Winston-Salem Journal

and The Tampa Tribune, and freelanced for many other publications,

including the American Association for Cancer Research.

contact: kbegos (at) nasw (dot) org

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, Russia, and 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.


My reporting on 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.


I’ve hosted podcasts for cancer survivors and was the director of a non-profit community group.

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.