Currie Engel is an award-winning journalist, editor, writer, and researcher whose work focuses on gender and health, and the intersection of those two subjects.
She currently works for Women's Health magazine as their associate news editor. Previously, she worked as a local reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media Group at The Danbury News-Times where she did general assignment and health news. Her reporting has touched on Connecticut's COVID recovery and vaccine rollout, an investigation into a summer camp that was shut down due to medical concerns and oversight issues, as well as other important local news stories.
A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Journalism School, Currie’s master’s thesis – an investigation of stigma and storytelling within the sexually transmitted disease community – won honors commendation. While at CJS, she covered the recent coronavirus pandemic from its first rumblings in New York City in January through its peak in April, and her reporting helped create a highly-praised multimedia project, Things Fall Apart, documenting COVID's hyper-local impact on the city.
At the height of Texas’s COVID surge during the summer of 2020, Currie moved to Houston to intern on The Houston Chronicle's metro desk. There, covering stories ranging from serial horse killings to the Chinese Embassy’s sudden shutdown, she wrote multiple Page One stories and contributed to several news podcasts.
Currie's work has appeared in TIME, The Houston Chronicle, Rappler, NYCity Lens, The Brooklyn Ink, The Daily Princetonian and Bookclique, among other publications. Additional editorial experience includes internships at Harper's Magazine, TIME Magazine, and Simon & Schuster's Gallery imprint. Currie’s ongoing work as a freelance fact-checker for TIME involves data-heavy, feature articles.
Currie has also worked in a research capacity for Princeton University Library's "Mapping Expatriate Paris Project," and for other writers' book projects.
When not reporting, writing stories or making "To-Do" lists, Currie is probably off for a long run on the West Side Highway or daydreaming about Van Leeuwen's Ice Cream.