Mary Ellen Klas

About Mary Ellen Klas

Mary Ellen Klas, a 2019 Nieman Fellow, is the capital bureau chief for The Miami Herald in Tallahassee, Florida, where she covers government and politics and focuses on enterprise and accountability reporting. She has uncovered deception by the utility industry, misuse of political accounts, cronyism in the governor’s office and administrative neglect of the state’s most fragile populations. She has shared her stories during appearances on NPR, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News and other news programs. Mary Ellen is the recipient of several awards, including the 2018 Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Goldsmith Prize from the Harvard Shorenstein Center, and Nieman’s Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism.