Jenifer McKim

Senior Investigative Reporter and Senior Trainer
617.531.1685 ext 702 (office) / 310.435.5376 (cell)

Jenifer McKim is a Senior Investigative Reporter and Senior Trainer at NECIR who focuses on social issues. Her stories on child fatalities and the state Department of Children and Families were awarded 2016 and 2014 Publick Occurrences awards 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 September, 2013, McKim worked as a social issues and business reporter at the Boston Globe, where she started in 2008. There she received a national 2011 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for a story on domestic sex trafficking of minors and a 2nd place 2013 Casey Medal nod for an investigation into a global child pornography network. McKim was a staff writer at the Orange County Register in California for ten years 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 is 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.

Latest Articles

Following NECIR report, readers donate to save senior’s home

Virginia Rayford doesn’t need to worry about losing her Washington, DC, rowhouse anymore. The 92-year-old widow was facing foreclosure because of a $6,004 debt to...

Small uptick in Mass. child deaths due to abuse, neglect

Thirteen Massachusetts children died of abuse and neglect at the hands of their caretakers in 2016, according to newly released data by the state...

Three decades later, juror tries to set record straight

More than 30 years after Eleanor Urbati, a white Hingham resident, reluctantly helped convict a 19-year-old black man of first-degree murder, she testified in...

Foreclosures on the rise for seniors with reverse mortgages

Nearly 24,000 borrowers in the U.S. received notices that their reverse mortgage became “due and payable” in the 2015 federal fiscal year ended last September, triple the level of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD tightens requirements for loans seniors can take against their homes

Concerned about financial losses in a federally insured mortgage program for seniors, the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday announced plans to...

Timeline: Reverse Mortgages

Review an interactive timeline of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's reverse mortgage program since its launch 1989.

Convicted at age 16, man freed 38 years later as innocent man

Thirty-eight years after being convicted for a murder based in part on witness testimony given under hypnosis, Frederick Clay walked out of Suffolk Superior...

Judge asks jurors in 1985 murder case about bias allegations

FALL RIVER — More than 30 years after a Plymouth County jury found 19-year-old Darrell Jones guilty of a Brockton murder, three jurors appeared...

Bill would require Massachusetts to release restraint, abuse data from schools

A bill recently filed in the Massachusetts state house would provide more information to the public about physical restraints and incidents of assault and...

Behind the Wall: Suicides Mount in Massachusetts County Jails

Kevin O’Loughlin is wrestling with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office for compensation under a 2004 law that grants damages for the wrongly convicted.