Marshall Allen is a reporter for ProPublica. His “Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas,” written in collaboration with Alex Richards for the Las Vegas Sun, was honored with several journalism awards, including the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. It was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting.
His healthcare coverage was recognized as the best in the country in 2009 by the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ.) In 2007, he won second place for his beat reporting for the Sun, where he spent five years before coming to ProPublica in 2011.
Before he was in journalism, Allen spent five years in full-time ministry, including three years in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a master’s degree in theology. He is the author of Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win, to be published in June 2021.