Ibby Caputo is a multimedia journalist based in the Ozark Mountains and was a 2014-2015 MIT-Knight Science Journalism Fellow. She has worked as the content editor for several podcasts including ProPublica’s The Breakthrough, Life of the Law, Us and Them, and the Jewish Women Archive’s Can We Talk.
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 covered the 91st General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature for the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network.
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 is an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a recurring guest speaker at Harvard Divinity School.