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 (think behavioral health, drug policy, sex work, etc.).
She's a frequent contributor to WNYC/Gothamist 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. She has been a repeat guest on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss her reporting and speak on various health care topics.
Lewis was also the lead reporter on PriceCheckNYC, a collaboration between WNYC/Gothamist, ClearHealthCosts, and 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 health care, educate people about how to navigate health costs, and expose pervasive problems.
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 her expertise in the Byzantine inner workings of the U.S. health system.
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.