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Hannah Rappleye is an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter with a focus on criminal justice, civil rights and the environment.

She currently works as a reporter and producer with the Investigative Unit at NBC News. In 2017, she won an Emmy for her coverage of the Flint water crisis. Her work has been recognized by several organizations, including Harvard's Shorenstein Center, the Alliance for Women in Media, the National Association of Black Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Her reporting has also been supported by several foundations, including The Investigative Fund and the Open Society Foundation.


She received her BA from The New School and her MA in Journalism from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Hannah was raised in Ottawa County, Michigan and, for now, is based in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. In her free time, she can probably be found either writing or riding her horse.