Emily Kopp is an investigative reporter with U.S. Right to Know. Previously she led COVID-19 coverage at CQ Roll Call, breaking critical stories about the pandemic, including revealing that the CDC was asking nurses to wear bandanas, case clusters in Amazon warehouses, and the Congressional push to shield corporations from legal liability for outbreaks. Previously she reported on the pharmaceutical industry for Kaiser Health News, specializing in the industry’s efforts to shape policy in Washington.
A year-long investigation into connections between drugmakers and patient advocacy groups prompted the American Journal of Public Health to call for more transparency. She graduated from the University of Georgia summa cum laude, receiving degrees in journalism, international affairs and economics. In her spare time she volunteers with Street Sense, a street paper about homelessness. She lives in Washington, DC.