The story of

Kris Maher

Kris Maher has been a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal since 2005, writing about environmental issues, coal mining, labor, regional economics, and other topics.

He has reported on the Flint water crisis, PFAS drinking water contamination, and Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine disaster. More recently, he wrote about the pandemic’s effect on families coping with remote learning. He covered the trials of Jerry Sandusky, Bill Cosby, and Don Blankenship and has also written features for the Journal’s front-page “A-hed” column on topics ranging from extreme pogo athletes to the coldest town in the U.S. He lives in Pittsburgh with his son and daughter. 

Kris Maher’s brilliant reporting is the fuel behind [Desperate's] propulsive story of brass-tacks Appalachian justice

Anna Clark, author of The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

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