Carrie Cochran

Carrie Cochran

Visual Journalist

Carrie Cochran is a filmmaker and journalist for the Scripps News' investigative team. Prior to joining Scripps in 2018, she worked for her hometown paper, The Cincinnati Enquirer, where she was a photographer, reporter and videojournalist. In 2018, Cochran won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting with her colleagues for her contributions to "Seven Days of Heroin." She was the lead producer, lead editor and a cinematographer for the 30-minute documentary that was part of the winning entry, and was also the reporter and still photographer for several of the written vignettes. The documentary also won a National Murrow Award []. Cochran was named among the top photojournalism multimedia producers internationally when her portfolio of video work was recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and she's been recognized for her writing by the Society of Professional Journalists. She and her two colleagues were the first to share the story of Jim Obergefell and John Arthur. Obergefell later became the lead plaintiff in the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage. She has also covered Hurricane Katrina, immigration in Mexico, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Carrie can be reached at

Recent Work
Adia McCullough and her son Robbie
Scripps NewsScripps News Investigates

Records missing, phones out: Flint water crisis not over

Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio
Gene J. Puskar / APU.S.

Norfolk Southern overhauls exec payouts after Scripps News Probe

Damar Hamlin, NFL on Capitol Hill for AED bill shaped by Scripps News 
Scripps NewsScripps News Investigates

Damar Hamlin, NFL on Capitol Hill for AED bill shaped by Scripps News 

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw

Senator Merkley vows to press train CEO on cash awards after hearing

A Breonna Taylor memorial in Louisville, Ky.
Scripps News / The Model CityScripps News Investigates

DOJ's Louisville policing probe confirms what Scripps News found there

A Norfolk Southern freight train waits to pass through East Palenstine, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, where cleanup continues
Gene J. Puskar / APU.S.

Congressman: Norfolk Southern exec 'should have disclosed' cash awards

A Norfolk Southern freight train passes passes through East Palestine, Ohio, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023
Gene J. Puskar / APU.S.

Railroad execs got cash, in part for 'record' train length

Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick talks with Scripps News Senior National Correspondent Mark Greenblatt
Scripps News / Zach CussonScripps News Investigates

Scripps News school AED probe gets attention in Congress

An AED saved Damar Hamlin's life, but is your child's school ready?
Scripps NewsScripps News Investigates

An AED saved Damar Hamlin's life, but is your child's school ready?

Suspect in handcuffs
NewsyScripps News Investigates

Felony Assaults With Guns Increasing In Hundreds of U.S. Communities

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is attended to by medical staff after being sacked
Jeff Dean / APScripps News Investigates

Newsy Investigation Finds Loopholes In NFL Concussion Rules

Students walk in a school hallway.
NewsyScripps News Investigates

How Texas Quashed Sex-Ed Lessons On Consent

A spam text message
NewsyScripps News Investigates

Lots Of Spam Texts, Little Action To Stop Them

The Swedish Security Police
The Swedish Security PoliceScripps News Investigates

U.S. Slaps Terrorist Designation On Russian, Swedish Extremists

Model depiction of the town of Louisville, Kentucky
Scripps NewsScripps News Investigates

The Model City: How Police Reform Failed In Breonna Taylor's Hometown

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor murals
Associated PressScripps News Investigates

As Chauvin Trial Begins, Activists Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

Activist holds Breonna's Law sign
Carrie Cochran / NewsyScripps News Investigates

No-Knock Warrant Ban Won't Pass In Breonna Taylor's Home State

abortion pill package
Zach Cusson / NewsyScripps News Investigates

Abortion Pill Providers Forced To Cancel Shipments To Patients

National Museum of Health and MedicineU.S.

Fake News And The 1918 Flu

Newsy Analysis: Polls Further Off Than In 2016
Karen Rodriguez / NewsyScripps News Investigates

Newsy Analysis: Polls Further Off Than In 2016

President Trump
White House PoolPolitics

Why President Trump's Early Leads In Key States Evaporated

Voting underway in Hamilton County, Ohio
Carrie Cochran / NewsyScripps News Investigates

Backup Poll Workers Still Needed In Key States

Carrie Cochran / NewsyScripps News Investigates

After Louisville Police Shooting Deaths, Cases Quietly Closed

A ballot
Carrie Cochran / NewsyScripps News Investigates

Voters Ordered To Take Down 'Ballot Selfies'

Breonna Taylor's family at press conference
Carrie Cochran / NewsyScripps News Investigates

Breonna Taylor Deal Promises Reform Police Said They Did Years Ago

8th grade teacher Erin McCarthy inside her classroom
Erin McCarthyScripps News Investigates

K-12 Schools Suffer Financial Pain From Coronavirus

An empty classroom
KNXV-TV ABC15Scripps News Investigates

Newsy Investigates: When COVID-19 Infects A Reopened School

Armed NFAC protesters demand justice for Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky on July 25, 2020
Carrie Cochran / NewsyU.S.

Opposing Armed Groups Turn Out At Breonna Taylor Protest In Louisville

StoryblocksScripps News Investigates

How One Alleged Fraudster Got Millions In Emergency PPP Loans

U.S. Rep Deb Haaland
Photo by Carrie CochranU.S.

The Capitol Through Her Eyes