Ibby Caputo is an award-winning journalist and Senior Editor of the podcast Overheard at National Geographic. She has reported on U.S. prisoners in Iran for the public radio show The World, on executions in Arkansas for Slate and on the gender pay gap for NPR and Boston Globe Magazine. Ibby was a 2014 MIT-Knight Science Journalism Fellow. In 2018, she was awarded a fellowship through the Japan Center for International Exchange to report in Japan for The World. She received the 2019 Reporting Award from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute to investigate racial and ethnic disparities in bone marrow donor registries.
Ibby covered health care, transportation, and breaking news as a reporter for WGBH’s Boston Public Radio and WGBH TV. Her work has aired on WNYC and on The World, NPR News, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Tech, Scene on Radio, Australia Public Broadcasting’s Radiotonic, and the BBC shows Short Cuts and Boston Calling. Her journalism, essays and photography have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Boston Globe Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Cape Cod Times, The Times-Picayune, theAtlantic.com, and elsewhere. In 2017, she reported on the 91st General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature for ANNN, the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network.
Ibby has worked as a story editor for The World and West Virginia Public Broadcasting and for several podcasts including The Breakthrough from ProPublica; Seeking Peace from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie from Clockshop, Us and Them, and Can We Talk from the Jewish Women’s Archive.
Ibby received an award for hard news and was part of the team that won an award for investigative reporting, both from The Associated Press. Her audio documentary, “Crying Dry Tears,” received first place in The Missouri Review’s 2016 Miller Audio Contest. She has taught audio storytelling at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MIT, Harvard Law School, SALT, the PRX Podcast Garage, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting.