About Carole Bass

photo: Frank Van Riper

Carole Bass is an investigative journalist who writes about public health, legal affairs, the environment, and nanotechnology. She was a 2008 Alicia Patterson fellow, reporting on toxic chemicals on the job.

A former reporter and editor for the New Haven Advocate and the Connecticut Law Tribune, Bass has also written for such publications as Scientific American, the New Republic, and The New York Times. She has reported extensively on an apparent brain cancer cluster among workers at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, which has become the subject of one of the world’s largest workplace health studies.

Bass holds a bachelors degree and a masters in the studies of law, both from Yale University, and was a Knight Foundation journalism fellow at the Centers for Disease Control in 2006. Her work has won recognition from the national Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and from regional and statewide journalism organizations.

Bass lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in New Haven, Connecticut, where she is active in her synagogue and enjoys hiking and biking.