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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

(o) 626-457-4097, (c) 818-512-5123

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 Barack 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


Emily Bazar is a columnist and senior writer for the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Her column, “Ask Emily,” addresses readers’ questions...

Ronald Campbell


Ronald Campbell analyzes health care data and costs. Before joining the Center he was a staff writer at the Orange County Register for more than 25 years. He founded the Register’s program in computer-assisted reporting. He has written extensively about the census, immigration, white-collar crime and the trade in human body parts. He has...

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

626-457-4173, 213-663-6870

Multimedia journalist Lauren M. Whaley is the president of the national Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). For the Center and its partners, she produces videos, radio stories, photographs and other multimedia and written pieces. She covers topics such as ...

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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