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Cris Barrish, a national award-winning investigative reporter, covers stories about Delaware.

Cris worked at Wilmington (Del.) News Journal for 34 years, starting out writing about local sports but ultimately becoming the senior investigative reporter — a position he held for nearly two decades. At the News Journal, he won dozens of national and regional awards for his exposés about corruption, incompetence, and sheer outrageousness in the First State. He won the University of Colorado/Denver Press Club Al Nakkula Award for Police reporting and other honors for his Pulitzer Prize-nominated series of investigative stories on the failed efforts by police, prosecutors and medical officials to stop a pedophile pediatrician who raped more than 100 young girls he treated.

Latest by Cris Barrish/WHYY


Delaware child care workers ‘scared, but they come’ during coronavirus health emergency

In the best of times, child care is a demanding industry, with razor thin-profit margins and poorly paid teachers and assistants for such an essential part of modern life.

By Cris Barrish/WHYY

Created and taught in Philly region, Global Kids offers multicultural lessons

Global Kids was created by author Homa Tavangar, who lives in Villanova. It’s her latest publication aimed at expanding children’s horizons.

By Cris Barrish/WHYY