Helena Bottemiller Evich is a senior food and agriculture reporter at POLITICO, where she writes about the policy and politics that shape our food system, from the farm bill to school lunch.
She has received numerous awards for her work, including a George Polk Award for a series on climate change and two James Beard Awards for features on nutrition and science.
Before joining POLITICO in 2013, she was a reporter at Food Safety News where she covered deadly foodborne illness outbreaks and the run-up to Congress passing the most significant update to food safety law in a century. Her work is widely cited in the media and has also appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review and on NBC News.
Born and raised in Washington state, Helena attended Claremont McKenna College, where she studied government. She now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, son and tabby cat.