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California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

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Our Staff

Richard Kipling


Richard Kipling is editor-in-chief of the Center. He was the Center's managing editor since its inception in 2009. During a 30-year journalism career, Kipling has held various newsroom management positions at the San Diego Union and at the ...

Roger Smith

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Roger Smith, managing editor, joined the Center in 2013 after 35 years as an editor and reporter with the Los Angeles Times. He became national editor of the Times the week after Barak Obama was elected president, and closely supervised coverage of the Affordable Care Act from inception to implementation. For a decade he was editor of the...

Emily Bazar


Senior writer Emily Bazar is based in our Sacramento office, where she covers stories about the federal health care overhaul, Medi-Cal budget cuts, children's dental care and variation in the use of medical treatments.  Prior to joining the Center for Health Reporting, Bazar was a national reporter for ...

John Gonzales


Senior writer John Gonzales specializes in the demographics of health policy. He was most recently based in New Orleans as Southern Regional Correspondent for the Associated Press. He covered efforts to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina, as well as immigration and the shifting demographics of...

Lauren M. Whaley


Multimedia journalist Lauren M. Whaley is the president of the national Journalism & Women Symposium. For the Center and its partners, she produces videos, radio stories, photographs and other multimedia and written poeces. She covers topics ranging from ...

Deborah Schoch


Senior writer Deborah Schoch reports on hospitals and health care delivery, nursing homes, environmental health and food. Her most recent articles have examined patient safety and...

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