Jared S. Hopkins is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York, where he covers healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. He joined the health and science team in November 2018.
Previously, Jared covered healthcare at Bloomberg News for three years. He also spent seven years in Chicago as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, writing about 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 involving sports teams. He covered speedskating’s historical collapse at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, a year after his investigation revealed the sport’s national governing body was mired in turmoil.
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 riddled 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 began his career 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. He grew up on Long Island, where published a monthly newsletter about his family as an 11-year-old. Jared likes to run, golf and cook, and he believes no one can ever watch too much Seinfeld.