Anna Maria Barry-Jester

Multimedia Journalist

Anna Maria Barry-Jester is a multimedia journalist and staff writer with FiveThirtyEight who specializes in public health. She has reported on a wide range of topics, including a mysterious epidemic of kidney diseases killing thousands of agriculture workers in Central America, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in Latino communities, and the ethics of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. Her work previously appeared in numerous outlets, including ABC News, the Center for Public Integrity, and Univision. The International Reporting Project and the Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California have supported her reporting, and she has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Sidney Hillman Foundation, and the Society for Environmental Journalists, among others. Her story “Suicide in Wyoming” (featured on Showcase) was part of the FiveThirtyEight series Gun Deaths in America, which won a National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Communication Award in 2017.¬†Follow Barry-Jester on Twitter @annabarryjester.