Mark Greenblatt

Mark Greenblatt

Senior National Investigative Correspondent

Mark Greenblatt is the senior national investigative correspondent for Scripps News. His video, text and radio reports have earned three Peabody awards, the duPont-Columbia Award, the I.R.E. Medal, the Livingston Award, multiple national Edward R. Murrow Awards, the national Emmy for investigative reporting and he has twice been named a finalist for Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize. Mark’s reports have led to changes in laws at all levels of government, along with wholesale reforms of institutions. He is the lead reporter for the investigative podcast Verified- The Next Threat, a six episode podcast series that uncovers an international network of global extremists who are recruiting for a new transnational holy war and white power. His other investigative pieces for Scripps have prompted Congress to close the military sex offender registration loophole and led to the felony indictment of a Veterans Administration hospital chief of staff, among other reforms. For Scripps News, his Case Cleared series of reports revealed how dozens of police departments nationally mask the truth about how many rape investigations they really solve, marking rape cases as ‘cleared’ with a little-known tool called “exceptional clearance.” The tool allows police to tell the public the case is solved, when in fact they leave the suspect on the streets with no arrest and no prosecution. Federal rules allow police to use this tool in rare cases, such as if they cannot arrest a known suspect because he is dead. Greenblatt was a co-lead on the investigation, which chronicled the widespread abuse of the tool and discovered that some of those cleared suspects go on to find new sexual assault victims. In Austin, the series prompted a state audit which confirmed Austin police were inappropriately clearing rape cases. City council agreed to publicly apologize to rape survivors, along with paying them $50,000 each to settle a lawsuit that Mark’s reporting became evidence in. The city also agreed to a long list of reforms of its sex crimes unit. Mark regularly combines the use of databases and sources to unpack systemic flaws and issues of injustice. He serves on the Advisory Board for the D.C.- based Fund For Investigative Journalism (where he is its past president), proudly roots for the Red Sox and brews his own beer.

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 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

Members of the Russian Imperial Movement
VK, Russian Imperial MovementScripps News Investigates

Russian Imperial Movement linked to terror campaign in Europe

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

The Swedish Security Police
The Swedish Security PoliceScripps News Investigates

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

Baby formula

Newsy Investigates The Baby Formula Monopolies

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting.
Kremlin / APWorld

New Evidence Strengthens Call For The Ultimate Sanction For Russia

New York City Police Department cruisers
Mary Altaffer / APU.S.

Thousands Of Police Agencies Stop Reporting Crime Data To The FBI

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting.
Kremlin / APWorld

Far-Right Support For Vladimir Putin Is Cracking With Ukraine Invasion

Carvings on a Confederate monument

Rising White Supremacy, In The U.S. And Around The World

Matthew Heimbach voices his displeasure at the media after a court hearing for James Alex Fields Jr.
AP Photo/Steve Helber, FileScripps News Investigates

Extremist Heimbach To Relaunch Hate Group, Says He Supports Violence

Texas DA stands with rape survivors and announces reforms
Facebook/Travis County District AttorneyScripps News Investigates

Texas DA Apologizes To Rape Survivors, Agrees To Reforms

The suspect in a terror plot is named by an extremist fascist group as a leader
Kerr County Jail Records, Injekt Division Telegram ChannelScripps News Investigates

TX Sheriff: FBI Takes Over Case In Alleged Wal-Mart Mass Shooting Plot

A SWAT officer points a shotgun at night while working the streets
 Scripps News Investigates

FBI Sees Surge In National Use-Of-Force Database Participation

A meeting of Generation Identity members
Generation Identity YouTubeScripps News Investigates

The Viral Global Movement Giving U.S. White Nationalists A Boost

Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators rally on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore.
AP Photo/Allison DinnerScripps News Investigates

U.S. Lists 71 Foreign Terrorist Groups — But No White Supremacists

Hundreds of "local news" sites with partisan backers are mapped in the United States
NiemanLab, Philip NapoliU.S.

These Websites 'Masquerade' As Local News, Share Partisan Messages

A member of the mob that breached the Capitol waves a finger at police.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/APScripps News Investigates

Are Police Doing Enough To Track Down The Capitol Mob?

Pro-Trump rioters breach the Capitol
Associated PressScripps News Investigates

Where Was The National Guard When The Capitol Was Breached?

 Scripps News Investigates

Sheriffs, Criminologists Worried About Coming FBI Crime Data Loss

Twitter "Account Suspended" message
 Scripps News Investigates

Twitter Suspends MAGA Rally Group, QAnon-Linked Founder

KXXVScripps News Investigates

QAnon-Linked Organizer Calls Rallies Last 'Peaceful' Unity Attempt