This week, Reveal teams up with The Investigative Fund and Rolling Stone to dissect Pizzagate and the violence it inspired.
Kaitlin Benz is the production assistant for Reveal. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a master’s degree in audio journalism from UC Berkeley. She’s previously worked at CBS Interactive and Mission Local and as a freelance audio producer. Her favorite things are houseplants and housecats. She is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.
A controversial theory on child abuse is swaying judges to award custody to parents accused of harm. We trace the origins of “parental alienation.”
A desperate bargain
Parents give up custody to get their kids medical and psychological treatments. Other parents risk deportation to claim kids at government shelters.
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The red line: Racial disparities in lending
In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny mortgage loans to applicants of color than white ones.
Five years on Nauru
Children refuse to eat, talk or drink water. A mental illness strikes families in an Australian immigrant detention camp on a tiny island nation.
In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback.
When they took my son
The stories of two families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. We compare their experiences with what the government said was supposed to happen.
The military’s deadliest helicopter
A fire broke out in a MH-53E Navy Sea Dragon helicopter on a 2014 training run. Seconds later, it slammed into the ocean. Only two sailors survived.
President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has downplayed the science of climate change and sought to silence scientists working for the federal government.
The city (revealed)
An illegal dump in Chicago was part of a federal investigation that brought down corrupt politicians, but it left residents angry and feeling used.