Hi, and thanks for visiting my site! I’m Meryl Kornfield, a Florida girl born and raised in Miami. I recently graduated with honors from the University of Florida and am now working on the investigative desk of The Washington Post and at the Investigative Reporting Workshop in Washington, D.C. My focus is covering the opioid crisis, which is the largest drug epidemic in the history of this country. I've reported on the litigation against drug companies and how the crisis has evolved over time and across the country. However, I was also a part of the team that produced the Afghanistan Papers and I assist on the metro desk at The Post.
In college, I studied journalism and Latin American studies, and I spent most of my time in The Independent Florida Alligator’s newsroom, which is considered one of the best student newsrooms in the country. I reported and edited every beat at The Alligator before becoming editor-in-chief during my senior year. While in college, I interned at The South Florida Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, and Gainesville Sun. At each of those papers, I reported on diverse topics, from breaking news and crime to in-depth looks into businesses and government. I also worked at the NPR-affiliated station in Gainesville, WUFT News, as a capitol correspondent, covering Florida 2019 legislative session from the Miami Herald-Tampa Bay Times bureau.
Check out examples of my work and the rest of my resume on this site!