Broadcast reporter Kelley Weiss is based in our Sacramento office where she’s helping lead the center’s expansion into public broadcasting. Her stories have appeared on NPR, Marketplace, The World and KQEDPublic Radio and she has worked as a freelancer for Reuters and California Watch. She’s produced series about illegal sales of prescription drugs at swap meets and preventable patient deaths and money mismanagement in Missouri’s mental health system. Weiss has received numerous awards for her health reporting. In 2009 she won a national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. She also is the recipient of several honors in the annual awards competition of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Weiss was the health care reporter at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and also worked as a health reporter and talk show co-host in her hometown of Kansas City for NPR affiliate KCUR. She’s completed health reporting fellowships from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism. She has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.
The California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting partners with news organizations across the state to produce in-depth reporting on health-care issues of importance to consumers and policymakers.