Meet the Team

Lindsey Theis

Science and Health Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter. She came to Newsy after working at WGN and CNN. Most recently, she was a local TV anchor and reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the 2014 Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

  Recent Work
A manual accompanies and an eight hour mental health first aid class.
Dave Franco/NewsyU.S.

You Can Learn Specialized First Aid To Better Address Mental Health

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Newsy staffSci/Health

How Adaptive Climbing Is Helping Veterans Fight PTSD

Dayton police officers return to search for more evidence at the scene of the August 4th mass shooting
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Report: Connection Between Mental Health & Mass Violence Is Overstated

A window covered by security bars at Metropolitan Correctional Center, the federal jail where Jeffery Epstein was.
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How Suicide Watch Works

People hold up candles during a vigil in Las Vegas for victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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How Mental Health Does And Does Not Relate To Mass Violence

Maggie Hanna, a cattle rancher
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

Getting Mental Health Care Is Harder In Rural America

A woman video conferences with a doctor.
 Sci/Health

Telemedicine Can Save Lives In Rural Areas, But It's Still Hard To Get

Plastic packaging around beauty products
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

How The Beauty Industry Is Trying To Send Less To The Landfill

Inside a recycling plant that makes fiber from single use plastic bottles.
REPREVESci/Health

A Reuse-Heavy Circular Economy Could Help Lower Plastic Pollution

A farmer harvests plants
 U.S.

How Far Can Urban Farming Go To Solve Food Insecurity?

A busy city street
 Sci/Health

Smart Cities Invest More Money And Tech To Combat Climate Change

Katie Gruman has filed several insurance appeals, citing mental health parity.
Dave Franco / NewsySci/Health

How Mental Health Parity Complications Are Hurting Patients

E-bikes are one form of alternative mobility that experts say consumers need to buy into.
Andrew Shafer / NewsyU.S.

Micro-Transit Could Improve Cities — But Consumers Have To Want It

Experts say green infrastructure saves money and does more for the community.
Andrew Shafer / NewsyU.S.

Green Infrastructure Does More Than Handle City Rainwater

Maggie Whittum suffered a stroke at 33.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Why More Young People Are Having Strokes

If you need to talk to someone, text "CONNECT" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
 U.S.

The Number Of U.S. Kids With Mental Health Issues Is Growing

A child reaches for some peanuts.
 U.S.

The Way We Treat Peanut Allergies May Not Be Working

James Dann of Thornton, Colorado pauses at at the Columbine Memorial Park on April 20, 2009 in Littleton, Colorado.
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How Trauma Affects Survivors Decades Later

Paula Reed speaks in In Littleton, Colorado on eve of 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.
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Columbine High School Teacher Reflects On 20th Anniversary Of Shooting

Col. Vance Goodfellow shows Newsy reporter Lindsey Theis an overview of the damage at Offutt Air Force base.
Madeline Carl / NewsyU.S.

At Flooded Offutt Air Force Base, "Recovery Will Take Months"

Matt Fauglid is with a rescue group that's been pulling pets to safety for 20 days and counting since March's Midwest Floods.
Lindsey Theis / NewsyU.S.

Volunteers Are Still Rescuing Livestock And Pets From Flooded Midwest

A flooded field in Nebraska
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In The Midwest, Flooded Farms And Farmers Face An Uncertain Season

A tractor sprays in a field of wheat plants.
 U.S.

The Herbicide Debate In Monsanto's Cancer Lawsuit Is Complicated

Zach Cartaya, a Columbine High School massacre survivor, cofounded the Rebels Project, a nonprofit that connects survivors.
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

For Mass Shooting Survivors, Talking Is Critical For Mental Health

A dockless e-scooter sits on a busy street.
Dave Franco / NewsySci/Health

The CDC Is Investigating E-Scooter Injuries For The First Time

Doctors look at heart monitors
 U.S.

What Is TAVR, And Could It Save Thousands From Open-Heart Surgery?

A man yawns while sleeping
 U.S.

What Scientists Say We Still Don't Know About Sleep

University of Colorado Boulder researchers found using a breathing device for just five minutes a day can help your heart.
Casey A. Cass / University of ColoradoSci/Health

5 Minutes Of Deep Breathing Could Help Your Heart And Brain Function

Spravato, a newly FDA approved drug for treatment-resistant depression.
Janssen / Johnson and JohnsonU.S.

How A Ketamine-Like Drug Could Help Millions With Depression

A flu vaccine.
Joe RaedleSci/Health

How Doctors Think The US Could Improve Vaccination