Jenifer B. McKim, BA

Senior Investigative Reporter, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Boston University

Jenifer McKim is a senior investigative reporter and senior trainer at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR). Her stories on child fatalities and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families were awarded a 2014 Publick Occurrences award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association and a 2016 Freedom of Information Award from the New England First Amendment Coalition. She was awarded a 2015 Publick Occurrences award for her stories on homeowner debt following the great recession.

Before joining NECIR in 2013, McKim worked as a social issues and business reporter at the Boston Globe, where she started in 2008. There she received a 2011 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for a story on domestic sex trafficking of minors and a second place nod for the 2013 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism chronicling a federal investigation into a global child pornography network.

Prior to joining the Globe, McKim worked on the investigative team at the Orange County Register in California where she led a group of reporters to write about lead-tainted imported Mexican candies. The six-part series was a nominated finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. McKim was a 2008 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She started her journalism career at the San Juan Star in Puerto Rico and speaks fluent Spanish.


  • BA Wesleyan University