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Investigative Journalist Wins Kellison Award

by | Oct 25, 2018

From - National Intelligence Report John Carreyrou, the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who exposed Theranos as a fraud, was presented with… . . . read more

John Carreyrou, the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who exposed Theranos as a fraud, was presented with the Kellison & Company Distinguished Service Award at Lab Institute today. Pictured here are Mark Ziebarth, Publisher and CEO at G2 Intelligence, which put on the 36th annual Lab Institute in Washington, DC (left); award winner Carreyrou (center); and Kevin Ellison, founder of Kellison & Company, who presented the award (right). Carreyrou, a Wall Street Journal reporter, wrote a series of articles poking holes in the Theranos' claims of a breakthrough on testing with one-drop samples of blood. "The presentation of the 2018 Kellison Distinguished Service Award to John Carreyrou is both timely and insightful," said Plain Language Media president Mark Ziebarth. "The Theranos saga is filled with intrigue and dire warnings that John worked tirelessly to uncover. He pursued the story professionally and comprehensively and in doing so provided great service to the laboratory industry." Shortly after publication of Carreyrou's book, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, Theranos' CEO Elizabeth Holmes was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Since then the company, once valued at $9 billion, has collapsed.

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