K E V I N   B E G O S


I write about science, food, wine, the environment, and everyday people.

I’ve been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a Correspondent for

The Associated Press. My work has been published in A Field Guide for Science Writers, Scientific American’s 60-Second-Science, The New York Times, Harpers, MSNBC, The Christian Science Monitor, and scores of newspapers.

I was recently an Environmental Law Fellow at Vermont Law School

and have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Washington Monthly, The Newspaper Guild of America, Associated Press Managing Editors,

the Society of Professional Journalists, and others.

Praise for my reporting on North Carolina's eugenic sterilization program:


“We should be grateful to (the series) for achieving what has eluded academics:

giving voice to those who have been hidden from history. (A) model of investigative journalism.”
– the Los Angeles Times

“This is what reporting is supposed to look like: meticulous, full of heart,

and about something that truly matters.”  – Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

“A riveting series of investigative vignettes, a sobering look at both the perpetrators

and the victims of the state’s sterilization program.”  Daniel J. Kevles, Yale University history professor

and author of In the Name of Eugenics

"It captures our country and its policies at their worst but is in the end a testament

to American citizens – and journalists – at their determined and enlightened best."
– Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Monkey Wars