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Lisa Sorg

NC Policy Watch
environmental reporter
Lisa Sorg is an award-winning environmental investigative reporter with NC Policy Watch in Raleigh. A journalist for 24 years, Sorg has a keen interest not only in the environment, but also the social justice impacts of pollution and corporate malfeasance. She recently won two second-place honors from the NC Press Association for her reporting on GenX, as well as an attempt by a private company to chemically treat Jordan Lake, a drinking water source for 300,000 people without adequate public engagement. Before arriving at NC Policy Watch, she was editor of INDY Week in Durham for eight years and the San Antonio (Texas) Current for three. In San Antonio, she covered the fight of a Latinx neighborhood over drinking water contamination originating at a nearby military base. Sorg also worked at dailies and an alt-weekly in her home state of Indiana. There, she became interested in environmental reporting when she began covering PCB contamination in low-income neighborhoods in Bloomington, Indiana. She lives in Durham, where in her off hours, she spends as much as time as possible outdoors.