TCF Collections:Producer Index
Alix Spiegel is a reporter with NPR's National Desk, covering social policy. Affiliated with NPR since 2003, Spiegel previously worked as a reporter on NPR's Science Desk. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Spiegel graduated from Oberlin College in 1994. She began her career in radio in 1995 as one of the founding producers of the public radio show This American Life. Spiegel left the show in 1999 to become a full-time reporter. She has also written for The New Yorker magazine and The New York Times.
Over the course of her career in public radio, she has won awards including the George Foster Peabody Award, Livingston Award, and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. Spiegel's 2007 documentary revealing mental health issues and crime plaguing a Southern Mississippi FEMA trailer park housing Katrina victims was recognized with Scripps Howard National Journalism Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
By Alix Spiegel
Thirty years ago no one believed that the psychological problems suffered by Vietnam soldiers were caused by their service in the war. (more)