Researcher focusing on health news and policy
Education: American University, BA in journalism
McKenzie Beard is a researcher for The Health 202, a morning newsletter and daily guide to Washington's health-care policy debate. She graduated from American University with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2021 and will receive her master's degree in journalism and public affairs from the same university in 2022. Beard has previously contributed to outlets such as Voice of America, Teen Vogue and D.C. Witness, where her work has focused on health, crime and identity coverage.