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Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

Rebecca Moss joins Spotlight PA from The Santa Fe New Mexican, where she covered the environment, nuclear waste, problems at assisted living facilities, and clergy abuse within the Catholic Church. As part of ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, she spent more than a year investigating serious worker health and safety problems at the Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons facilities, as well as failures by the Department of Labor to fairly adjudicate workers’ compensation claims. The reporting led to Congressional efforts to preserve an independent nuclear safety board. The series also won the Association of Health Care Journalists’ Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism in the public health category and, in collaboration with Investigate TV, the National Headliner Award for environmental reporting. Prior to the New Mexican, she reported from Cambodia, where she covered public health and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Her work has also appeared in The Village Voice,, and Originally from New Mexico, she has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Latest by Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

Updated: May 20, 2020 | 2:43 pm

FULL LIST: Pa. releases names of nursing homes with coronavirus cases, deaths

As the number of deaths inside Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities grew, lawmakers and advocates for seniors called on the state and federal government to release the list.
By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

Updated: May 12, 2020 | 4:33 pm

In major reversal, Gov. Tom Wolf says Pa. will begin weekly testing of nursing home residents, employees

In recent weeks, the state's top health official said this type of widespread testing was unrealistic, both because of a lack of supplies and the inaccuracy of tests.
By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

Pa. had an early plan to protect nursing home residents from the coronavirus, but never fully implemented it

Similar measures to those envisioned were later put in place, but only after widespread outbreaks were already underway.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA and Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

AARP calls on Pennsylvania to release list of nursing homes with coronavirus cases

The number of long-term care residents and staff impacted by the coronavirus has nearly doubled in the past week, with 5,679 positive cases among residents and 849 deaths.
By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

Pa. nursing homes left to largely police themselves as coronavirus deaths mount

State and federal officials have suspended almost all inspections and refuse to identify which facilities have cases. In some instances, residents and families are in the dark.
By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA