Charles Piller


Charles Piller writes investigative stories for Science.

He previously worked as an investigative journalist for STAT, the Los Angeles Times, and The Sacramento Bee, and has reported on public health, biological warfare, infectious disease outbreaks, and other topics from the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America.

Charles has won numerous journalism honors, including the 2016 AAAS/Kavli Science Journalism Award, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Communications Award, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency PASS Award, and the First Amendment Coalition Free Speech & Open Government Award.

Charles has authored two investigative books about science and has testified before the U.S. Senate about his investigations of government compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, and workplace electronic surveillance. He was a founding board member of the Center for Public Integrity.