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 2018.
Jared previously covered healthcare at Bloomberg News. He also spent seven years in Chicago as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, writing about sports, public health and consumer topics. His stories included safety shortfalls for boxers and mixed martial arts fighters; stadium financing and team tax subsidies; and speedskating’s collapse at the 2014 Olympics, 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 facility where developmentally disabled kids died from neglect or under questionable circumstances.
Jared began his career at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, after graduating from the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland-College Park. He enjoys golfing, cooking and believes no one can watch too much Seinfeld. Jared lives in Brooklyn with his wife and mini daschund, Wrigley.