Wesleyan portrait of Jacqueline  Rabe Thomas

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Koeppel Journalism Fellow


MA Trinity College

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas is an investigative reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media. She has also been an investigative reporter with Connecticut Public’s Accountability Project, a housing and education reporter with The Connecticut Mirror, and a fellow with ProPublica. Her reporting has led to home health care workers getting reimbursed for wages illegally taken from them, undocumented immigrants being able to access outpatient dialysis treatment and no longer having to live in the hospital to receive care, and the top brass at the state's university system being fired. 

She has won a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for fact checking, a Public Media Journalists Association award for her special education coverage, three investigative reporting awards from the Education Writers Association for her coverage on housing and eudcation disparties, and a Theodore Driscoll Award for Investigative Reporting from the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists for her investigation into the health care provided to those incarcerated.

She has a masters in public policy from Trinity College and a journalism degree from Bowling Green State University. She has taught classes at UConn’s School of Business.

She lives in Hartford with her husband, two children, and three dogs. She is a hater of the prepared statement, a tantrum negotiator, is generally well-caffeinated, and will work for tips: jacqueline.rabethomas@hearstmediact.com

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Spring 2023
CSPL 299 - 01
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