Carol Smith


Carol Smith is a considered one of the best narrative writers in the country. An enterprise reporter and writing coach for twelve years at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Carol covered science and medicine, the working poor, returning veterans, and mental illness and society, among other beats. Her work was a 2006 finalist for the PEN Literary awards, and was also included in “The Best Creative Nonfiction,” published in 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company. Carol has been a co-finalist for Harvard University’s Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Journalism. Her 2008 story on Washington state’s broken mental health system won a 2009 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, and in 2011 she was nominated for an Emmy for her work on workplace safety issues. Her work with InvestigateWest has been recognized by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Association for Health Care Journalists and the Online News Association, among others. Carol has a master’s degree in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Stanford University.

Articles by Carol Smith