Currently

Fact Checker

Resides In

San Diego, CA

Education

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

Expertise

Health, Science

Summary

  • Has worked as a fact-checker, writer, and editor since 2019 for Outside magazine, Alpinist magazine, Smithsonian magazine, and elsewhere
  • Served as a contributing analyst at NewsGuard Technologies since 2020
  • Worked as an assistant editor for Chicago magazine and an editorial assistant for the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Experience

Samantha Yadron is a freelance fact-checker of books as well as short- and long-form magazine articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of science and nature publications, including Outside magazine, Alpinist magazine, Smithsonian magazine, Science News, and High Country News, Since 2020 she has been a contributing analyst at NewsGuard Technologies, where she specializes in health and science.

Previously, Samantha was an assistant editor at Chicago magazine, the nation's largest city monthly. She also worked as an editorial assistant for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that fosters greater education of science and technology.

Education

Samatha received a Bachelor or Arts in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in Journalism from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.