Jared S. Hopkins is a reporter for Bloomberg News and covers the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. He joined the health care team in June 2016 and is based in New York.
Previously, Jared spent more than six years in Chicago as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He focused on public health, consumer topics and sports, and his reporting spurred action from public officials and prompted legislative changes. His coverage included safety shortfalls for boxers and mixed martial arts fighters; stadium financing and team tax subsidies; and legal disputes between the Chicago Cubs and surrounding Wrigley rooftop clubs. He covered speedskating’s historical collapse at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, a year after his investigation revealed the sport’s national governing body was mired in turmoil for years.
In 2014, Jared was a finalist for the Livingston Award For Young Journalists for an investigation that found dozens of charities started by pro athletes were run rampant with problems and shaky oversight. In 2011, he was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series that revealed a pattern of harmful care at a private facility where developmentally disabled kids died from neglect or under questionable circumstances.
Jared also spent more than three years at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, covering local and state government.
Jared is a graduate of the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland-College Park. Jared grew up on Long Island, where his first mark on journalism was as an 11-year-old creating a monthly newsletter about his family.
Jared likes to run, golf and cook, and he believes no one can ever watch too much Seinfeld.