Jamie Smith Hopkins

Environment Editor and Senior Reporter

Jamie Smith Hopkins heads up and reports for the Center for Public Integrity’s environment team. Her work includes “America’s Super Polluters” — which revealed that facilities pumping out the largest amounts of toxic air pollution are frequently also the biggest emitters of climate-warming greenhouse gases — and an investigation of government inaction that allowed a decades-long string of deaths from widely available paint removers to continue unabated. Honors for her Public Integrity stories include awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Education Writers Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Hopkins joined Public Integrity in 2014. Previously, she spent 15 years as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where her coverage of the housing market drew multiple national awards.