Investigative Work 


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Hundreds of nursing homes with cases of coronavirus have violated federal infection-control rules in recent years.


‘Covid Cocktail’

At the Southeastern Veterans’ Center outside Philadelphia, nurses and families decry the experimental use of anti-malarial drug after Trump touted the treatment.

Major nursing home chain violated federal standards

Nursing homes operated by Life Care Centers of America, one of the largest chains in the industry, violated federal standards meant to stop the spread of infections and communicable diseases...


of Lies

Debbie recevied the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for a series of stories about Miami-Dade County's failed affordable housing program for the poor. 

Left with Nothing

A ten-month investigation in 2013 found that Washington, D.C.'s tax lien program allowed predatory investors to take houses from the elderly, veterans and the disabled. 

Forced Out 

A 2008 series exposed landlords who forced families from rent-controlled apartments by allowing buildings to rot, often without heat, hot water or electricity.


Baby Syndrome

A year-long examination of Shaken Baby Syndrome, in partnership with student journalists from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project, tracked the outcomes of 1,800 criminal cases nationwide.


A 2011 series on stalled affordable housing projects nationwide prodded Congress to pass sweeping federal legislation.




West Virginia is a case study in how legal battles against drug companies don't always balance the scales.

Read All of Debbie's WashingTON POST REPORTING HERE.