Caleigh Wells covers the environment, climate, and public health as KCRW’s Healthy Communities Reporter. Since coming to KCRW in 2019, she has covered wildfire, drought, climate legislation, and environmental health and climate anxiety. Her work regularly appears on NPR and on Marketplace. She reported with The California Newsroom on an investigation into the US Forest Service’s fire mitigation work that won a national Murrow award this year. She was a fellow this year in the Solution Journalism Network’s first climate cohort, and was selected to serve on NPR’s high impact climate collaborative. She has spent her career covering climate change for public media, first interning for ideastream in Cleveland and later coming to KCRW from its crosstown rival, LAist.