Jennifer Chesak

Jennifer Chesak


Medical and science journalism


Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism



My goal is to provide you with the evidence-based information you need to know right now surrounding health news in a way that's easy to understand and digest. 

— Jennifer Chesak


Jennifer Chesak is a freelance medical journalist, editor, and fact-checker with bylines in several national publications. Her coverage focuses on COVID-19, chronic health issues, women’s medical rights, and the scientific evidence around health and wellness trends. Her work has appeared in Washington Post, Prevention, Healthline, The Daily Beast, Runner's World, Greatist, and more. She earned her Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School. In addition to reporting, she also serves as a freelance manuscript editor and teaches copyediting at Belmont University.


Jennifer has a Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School.


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