Who Was Nellie Bly?
ABOUT WHO WAS NELLIE BLY?
Get ready to journey around the world with Nellie Bly–one of America’s first investigative journalists.
Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman had no idea that the open letter she’d written to a local newspaper in Pittsburgh in 1885 would change her life forever. The editor of the paper was so impressed with her writing, that he offered her a job! She’d later change her name to Nellie Bly and work as an investigative reporter in New York City.
Known for her extraordinary and record-breaking trip around the world and her undercover investigation of a mental institution, Nellie Bly was one of the first female investigative reporters in the United States and a pioneer in the field of journalism.