Lisa Hagen is a reporter at NPR, covering conspiracism and the mainstreaming of extreme or unconventional beliefs. She's interested in how people form and maintain deeply held worldviews, and decide who to trust.
She previously co-reported and co-hosted the NPR investigative podcast No Compromise, winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting. The series explores fractures within the world of American gun rights activism that have steadily pulled gun culture to the far right. The podcast emerged from Hagen's work for WABE in Atlanta where she covered gun policy, and criminal and social justice in Georgia beginning in 2015. Before that, she worked as a stringer for the New York Post.
Hagen has a master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's from NYU's Gallatin School. Originally from Kahalu'u, Hawaii, Hagen does not know how to surf. She can, however, filet a salmon very quickly and tie her own fly-fishing flies.