Lindsey Theis - Newsy

Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter in 2018. 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. Her dream story would be doing a workout with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her favorite part about reporting is being able to give a platform for patients to share their stories and voices. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

  Recent Work
California Governor Gavin Newsom, center, celebrates after awarding $1.5 million checks to Vax for the Win lottery winners.
AP Photo/Ringo H.W. ChiuU.S.

Some Californians "Not Ready" As State Lifts Restrictions

Goat eat shrubs and brush to create a fire break in Hayward, California.
Lindsey Theis/NewsySci/Health

Using Goats To Prevent Wildfires

A temporary coronavirus testing centre in Bolton, England,  an area where the Covid delta variant was first detected.
Peter Byrne/PA via APSci/Health

More Dangerous Delta Variant Of COVID Now Spreading

A woman sleeping
StoryblocksU.S.

Breakthrough: Sleep's Impact On Our Mental Health

People wear protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic while boarding a bus.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin IISci/Health

What's The Risk Of Traveling Unmasked?

Juan Avellan, center, and others wear masks while working out in an indoor class at a Hit Fit SF gym.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, FileSci/Health

What's The Risk Of Going To The Gym Unmasked?

A shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APSci/Health

Will You Need A COVID-19 Booster Shot?

A masked person at the grocery store.
AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhSci/Health

What's The Risk Going Grocery Shopping Unmasked?

A man holds a pill bottle.
StoryblocksU.S.

Breakthrough: Demystifying Medication Questions

A woman working from home
StoryblocksU.S.

Breakthrough: Wary Of Socializing After COVID? You're Not Alone

People with and without masks outdoors
NewsySci/Health

Not Ready To Lose Your Mask Just Yet? Experts Say That's OK

Provider prepares COVID vaccine
AP Photo/Jessica HillSci/Health

CDC Recommends Pfizer COVID Shot For Kids Ages 12-15

Vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, FileSci/Health

FDA Gives Emergency Authorization For Pfizer COVID Shot In Kids 12-15

Residents look at the street through a window.
APU.S.

Breakthrough: Handling Isolation

Emergency medical technicians wheel a patient into Elmhurst Hospital Center's emergency room.
APU.S.

Breakthrough: Has The Pandemic Traumatized Me?

An individual gets vaccinated at La Familia's vaccine site in Hayward, California.
NewsySci/Health

Complex Obstacles As Latino Vaccine Numbers Lag Behind Cases

A large gathering
StoryblocksSci/Health

What's The Risk Of A Gathering Of 40 Or More After The Vaccine?

Albert Garza gets his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
NewsySci/Health

Providers Are Working To Swap Out Paused J&J COVID Vaccines

A box of Janssen vaccines
Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via APSci/Health

Putting Concerns About The J&J COVID Vaccine In Context

Person works out at gym
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, FileSci/Health

What's The Risk Of Going To The Gym After The Vaccine?

U.S. Department of Defense members administer vaccines to people at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Altlanta.
AP Photo/Brynn AndersonSci/Health

What's The Risk Of Getting Others Sick After You're Vaccinated?

Daniela Dibella gives a COVID vaccine
NewsySci/Health

From Athletic Trainer To Vaccinator

People without face masks attend a protest.
AP Photo/Alberto PezzaliSci/Health

What's The Risk of Going Out Without A Mask After The Vaccine?

United Airlines planes are parked at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FileSci/Health

What's The Risk of Traveling After The Vaccine?

Parishioners pray during Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows in Queens.
AP Photo/Jessie WardarskiSci/Health

What's The Risk Of Going To Church After The Vaccine?

Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations.
Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via APSci/Health

When Will Kids Have A COVID-19 Vaccine?

Woman hugs granddaughter
AP Photo/Alessandra TarantinoSci/Health

What's The Risk of Hugging My Grandkids After I Am Vaccinated?

A small gathering
StoryblocksSci/Health

What's The Risk Of A Small Gathering After The Vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines
NewsySci/Health

What's The Risk Of Going Out Right After Getting The Vaccine?

Sign about mask-wearing
NewsySci/Health

What's The Risk Of Dining Out After The Vaccine?