Reveal wins a Peabody

Broadcast, Digital, Podcasting

The show I co-founded with the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX has been honored with a 2014 Peabody Award, the highest award in broadcasting.

We won for a story in our first pilot that showed how the US Veteran Affairs Health Administration is overprescribing opioid painkillers to vets – a 270% increase over the last 10 years.

The story led to 2 Congressional hearings and policy changes at the VA. In Feb., 2014, the VA reported that 40,000 fewer vets were receiving opioids.