Caroline Lewis is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn with a penchant for local news and an interest in stories at the intersection of health care and criminal justice, among other things.
She's a frequent contributor to Gothamist/WNYC and her writing and audio pieces have also been featured in VICE, NPR, the Village Voice, Crain's New York Business, Gotham Gazette, Modern Healthcare and other outlets.
Lewis was the lead reporter on PriceCheckNYC, a project of Gothamist/WNYC and the company ClearHealthCosts funded by the New York State Health Foundation. The yearlong project, which began in October 2019, used a mix of crowdsourcing and investigative journalism to promote transparency in the health system. Lewis used audience members' experiences and medical bills as the basis for stories that aimed to expose pervasive problems in health care, promote price transparency and educate Gothamist readers and WNYC listeners about how to navigate the system. She was a frequent guest on the Brian Lehrer Show during the course of the project.
Before joining the legion of Brooklyn freelancers, Lewis spent a little over three years as a health care reporter at Crain's New York Business, where she developed an expertise in the Byzantine inner workings of the health system and wrote a daily newsletter for people in the health care industry. She also produced articles serving a general audience for Crain's website and print magazine and helped plan and moderate popular live panel discussions.
Lewis speaks Spanish, has a Master's from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and once did a Fulbright research project on community radio stations in Chile. She is doing her part as an NYC native to keep at least one stereotype alive by not (yet) having her driver's license. One day.