Mark Greenblatt - Newsy

Mark Greenblatt

Senior National Investigative Correspondent

Mark Greenblatt is the senior national investigative correspondent for the Scripps Washington Bureau and Newsy. His video, text and radio reports have earned three Peabody awards, the duPont-Columbia Award, the I.R.E. Medal, the Livingston Award, multiple national Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the national Emmy for investigative reporting, along with multiple regional Emmy awards. His reports have led to changes in laws at all levels of government, along with wholesale reforms of institutions. His investigative pieces for Scripps prompted Congress to close the military sex offender registration loophole and led to the felony indictment of a Veterans Administration hospital chief of staff, among other reforms. For Newsy, his Case Cleared series of reports revealed how dozens of police departments nationally mask the truth about how many rape investigations they really solve, clearing rape cases from their books with a little known tool called “exceptional clearance,” even when police leave the suspect on the streets with no arrest. Greenblatt was a co-lead on the investigation, which chronicled how some of those cleared suspects go on to find new victims. The report led to calls for change from within the Department of Justice. It also prompted the FBI to fast-track a process expected to reform the entire national uniform crime report to require all police agencies report more information about the outcomes of crime investigations. In Austin, the series prompted a state audit, which confirmed Austin police were inappropriately clearing rape cases. The reporting also prompted the Austin city council to unanimously pass a resolution directing a start to finish review of nearly 2,000 rape investigations over seven years. The third party review is slated to become one of the most ambitious reviews of police handling of rape investigations in American history. Mark regularly combines the use of databases and sources to unpack systemic flaws and issues of injustice. He volunteers as the treasurer for the D.C.- based Fund For Investigative Journalism and lives in Alexandria, Va., with his wife and daughter, where he roots for the Red Sox and brews his own beer.

  Recent Work
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image by Zach CussonU.S.

FBI Crime Data Could Go Away For One In Four Police Agencies

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Image courtesy of Fairfax County Police DepartmentU.S.

FBI Postpones Use-Of-Force Data Release

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Military Watchdog Stars and Stripes Fighting For Survival

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School Air Filters: Not COVID-19 Ready

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Minneapolis Police Among Many That Didn't Send FBI Use Of Force Data

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Elite Wine Instructor Told Black Student To Call Her 'Master'

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Investigation: Police Ignore FBI Request For 'Use Of Force' Data

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U.S. Beef And Pork Production Is Down Nearly 40%

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Credit Firms Cutting Consumer Spending Limits Without Warning

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Some States May Run Out Of Unemployment Money Within Weeks

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Graphic by Zach CussonSci/Health

State Farm, Progressive Join List Of Auto Insurers Issuing Refunds

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Auto Policyholders Due $4 Billion+ In Refunds Following Newsy Report

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Allstate To Refund $600M To Customers Following Newsy Report

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Advocates Worry Insurance Providers Could Profit From COVID-19

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Scammers Are Preying On People's Fears Surrounding The Coronavirus

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Open Wide (Trailer)

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Open Wide: Dentists Pressured To Drill Healthy Teeth, Ex-employees Say

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Experts: Slow Coronavirus' Spread Now To Prevent Superbug Later

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Sen. Leahy Cites Newsy Investigation Into Condolence Payments

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Collateral Damage: U.S. Forgoes Condolence Payments In Iraq, Syria

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Former Obama Drug Official Sued In Addiction Fraud Lawsuit


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Fmr. CIA Counterterrorism Chief Defends Secret Black Sites

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Why Only Some Mass Shootings Are Considered Domestic Terrorism

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News / Zach CussonU.S.

Texas DA Resigns From Sex Assault Task Force After Newsy Questions

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Newsy/ Zach CussonU.S.

Newsy Finds NYPD Undercounting Rape By 38% Compared To FBI Statistics

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Newsy/ Zach CussonU.S.

Texas House Takes New Action On Rape In Wake Of Newsy Investigation

Newsy / Zach CussonU.S.

Austin Police Chief Offers Partial Apology To Rape Survivors