Meet the Team

Lindsey Theis

Science and Health Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter. She came to Newsy after working at WGN and CNN. Most recently, she was a local TV anchor and reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the 2014 Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

  Recent Work
Experts say green infrastructure saves money and does more for the community.
Andrew Shafer / NewsyU.S.

Green Infrastructure Does More Than Handle City Rainwater

Maggie Whittum suffered a stroke at 33.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Why More Young People Are Having Strokes

If you need to talk to someone, text "CONNECT" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
 U.S.

The Number Of U.S. Kids With Mental Health Issues Is Growing

A child reaches for some peanuts.
 U.S.

The Way We Treat Peanut Allergies May Not Be Working

James Dann of Thornton, Colorado pauses at at the Columbine Memorial Park on April 20, 2009 in Littleton, Colorado.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Trauma Affects Survivors Decades Later

Paula Reed speaks in In Littleton, Colorado on eve of 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Columbine High School Teacher Reflects On 20th Anniversary Of Shooting

Col. Vance Goodfellow shows Newsy reporter Lindsey Theis an overview of the damage at Offutt Air Force base.
Madeline Carl / NewsyU.S.

At Flooded Offutt Air Force Base, "Recovery Will Take Months"

Matt Fauglid is with a rescue group that's been pulling pets to safety for 20 days and counting since March's Midwest Floods.
Lindsey Theis / NewsyU.S.

Volunteers Are Still Rescuing Livestock And Pets From Flooded Midwest

A flooded field in Nebraska
Getty ImagesU.S.

In The Midwest, Flooded Farms And Farmers Face An Uncertain Season

A tractor sprays in a field of wheat plants.
 U.S.

The Herbicide Debate In Monsanto's Cancer Lawsuit Is Complicated

Zach Cartaya, a Columbine High School massacre survivor, cofounded the Rebels Project, a nonprofit that connects survivors.
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

For Mass Shooting Survivors, Talking Is Critical For Mental Health

A dockless e-scooter sits on a busy street.
Dave Franco / NewsySci/Health

The CDC Is Investigating E-Scooter Injuries For The First Time

Doctors look at heart monitors
 U.S.

What Is TAVR, And Could It Save Thousands From Open-Heart Surgery?

A man yawns while sleeping
 U.S.

What Scientists Say We Still Don't Know About Sleep

University of Colorado Boulder researchers found using a breathing device for just five minutes a day can help your heart.
Casey A. Cass / University of ColoradoSci/Health

5 Minutes Of Deep Breathing Could Help Your Heart And Brain Function

Spravato, a newly FDA approved drug for treatment-resistant depression.
Janssen / Johnson and JohnsonU.S.

How A Ketamine-Like Drug Could Help Millions With Depression

A flu vaccine.
Joe RaedleSci/Health

How Doctors Think The US Could Improve Vaccination

 Sci/Health

You Can't "Recover" Lost Sleep On Weekends, New Study Says

Steve Rice survived a heart attack at age 32.
Steven RiceU.S.

Meet The 32 Year Old Man Who Was Conscious Through His Heart Surgery

Sofia Montoya, 20, talks to her peers about her congenital heart disease.
Sofia MontoyaU.S.

Meet the 20-Year-Old Woman On Her Second Pacemaker

A group of young adults
 Sci/Health

What's Herd Immunity, And Why Does It Matter?

Sherryn Hensley has had five heart attacks since age 37.
Dave FrancoU.S.

Meet The Young Woman Who Had Two Heart Attacks In Ten Days

People holding hands
 Sci/Health

What A Tiny Rodent's Brain Can Tell Us About Love

A women gets an ultrasound.
 U.S.

How Exactly Is A Late-Term Abortion Defined?

Syringes containing the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Why Measles Outbreaks Still Happen, Even With A Vaccine

Two women workout.
VideoblocksSci/Health

What Counts As Working Out? Everything, Scientists Say

Commuters bundle up in Chicago.
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesU.S.

What Brutal Cold Does To Your Body

The effect of a high tech tattoo when exposed to UV light.
Glenn Asakawa / CU BoulderSci/Health

The Tattoo That Can Tell Your Temperature

A protester tears up a genetically modified (GM) oil seed rape plant.
Sion Touhig/Getty ImagesSci/Health

Most People Know Less About GMOs Than They Think

A concept vehicle at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
Newsy / Dave FrancoTech

CES Asks: How Do You Get Someone To Want More Self-Driving Cars?