Jenifer McKim is a senior investigative reporter and senior trainer at The New England Center for Investigative Reporting.
Her stories on child fatalities and the state Department of Children and Families were awarded a 2014 “Publick Occurrences” award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Before joining NECIR in September, 2013, McKim, worked as a social issues and business reporter at the Boston Globe, where she started in 2008. There she received a 2011 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for a story on domestic sex trafficking of minors and a 2nd place nod for the 2013 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism chronicling a federal investigation into a global child pornography network.
Prior to joining the Globe, McKim worked on the Investigative Team at the Orange County Register in California where she led a group of reporters to write about lead-tainted imported Mexican candies. The six-part series was a nominated finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. McKim is a 2008 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She started her journalism career at the San Juan Star in Puerto Rico and speaks fluent Spanish.