Betsy McKay is a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal covering U.S. and global public health. Previously, she was Atlanta bureau chief, managing a team of reporters who cover the Southeast U.S., New England, and several industries, including healthcare, beverages, tobacco, and freight transportation. She joined The Wall Street Journal in 1996 in Moscow, where she covered Russia’s post-Soviet political and economic transformation.
McKay is a member of a team of Journal reporters awarded the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in the international reporting category for in-depth analytical coverage of the Russian financial crisis. She also won several awards for a series of stories with Journal colleagues in 2012 on the rising threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis.