California Healthline Staff

Julie Marquis, California Bureau Chief, has been a newspaper reporter and editor in California for 30 years, including two decades at the Los Angeles Times, where she most recently was the metro projects editor. Much of her work over the years has focused on health care. She was the primary editor on the Pulitzer Prize-winning series, “The Troubles at King/Drew.” Julie has a B.A. in history from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in communication from Stanford University. She attended the Harvard University School of Public Health in 1993-94 on an Alfred P. Sloan media fellowship.
jmarquis@kff.org | @juliedmarquis
Bernard Wolfson, Managing Editor for California Healthline, served most recently as business editor of the Orange County Register. Previously, Bernard was the Register’s health care business reporter, covering the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. In a prior stint at the Register, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, along with two colleagues, for a groundbreaking report on cost vs. quality at 30 local hospitals. He also spent seven years as European Editor for Market News International in Paris, where he supervised a network of reporters covering the Eurozone debt crisis.
bwolfson@kff.org | @bjwolfson
Barbara Feder Ostrov, Senior Editor, has reported on medicine and health policy for more than 15 years. She covered the medical beat for the San Jose Mercury News for eight years and edited the website of the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. She previously worked at The Palm Beach Post and the Miami Herald. Her work also has been published in The Boston Globe, Ms. Magazine, Atlantic.com, PBS NewsHour, NPR, CNN.com and EverydayHealth.com. She has won awards from the Society for Women’s Health Research, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Florida Press Club. She is based in San Jose, California.
barbarao@kff.org | @barbfederostrov
Brianna Labuskes, Daily Edition Editor, joined California Healthline after nearly five years at Politico Pro, where she was the production director. She edited health care and other policy news, managed the workflow of the Web production team, and oversaw Pro’s digital development. Prior to that, she worked in Binghamton, N.Y., as a copy editor and news editor for a consolidated Gannett copy desk that produces the Press & Sun-Bulletin, the Star-Gazette and The Ithaca Journal. She is a proud alumna of Penn State.
blabuskes@kff.org | @brilabuskes
Pauline BartolonePauline Bartolone, Sacramento Correspondent, has been a radio and print journalist for 15 years, most recently covering state health policy from California’s capital. She reported on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act for NPR’s Sacramento affiliate and delved into the complex world of pharmaceutical prices for CALmatters. She has been a frequent contributor to NPR and KHN. Pauline has won multiple regional Edward R. Murrow awards, national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists, and a first-place prize from the Association of Health Care Journalists. She also freelanced throughout Latin America, where her coverage of climate change in the Ecuadorian Andes co-won a 2006 George Polk award in radio. Pauline has a master’s in new media from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Journalism.
pbartolone@kff.org | @pbartolone
Emily Bazar, Senior Correspondent, is a columnist and journalist whose column, “Ask Emily,” addresses readers’ questions and concerns about the Affordable Care Act and other health care topics. The column has appeared in more than 25 newspapers and NPR affiliate websites across California, and generated more than 2,500 direct questions and comments. In her role as “Ask Emily,” Emily regularly appears on KPCC, KQED, Capital Public Radio and other California radio stations. Emily also covers stories about Medi-Cal, children’s dental care and variation in the use of medical treatments. Her reporting on Medi-Cal’s troubled children’s dental program was awarded the 2011 California Journalism Award for Special Feature/Enterprise Reporting. Emily previously worked at the California Health Care Foundation Center for Health Reporting, USA TODAY and The Sacramento Bee. She graduated from Stanford University.
ebazar@kff.org | @emilybazar
Heidi de Marco, Multimedia Reporter and Producer, was previously a freelance video journalist and photographer specializing in work abroad, including a series of short-form videos about artisans in Guatemala supported by Novica and National Geographic. She was a managing editor for El Pueblo in Los Angeles prior to moving to India for a post-graduate program at the International Center for Journalists. Heidi also studied Spanish-language broadcast journalism at UCLA.
hdemarco@kff.org | @heidi_demarco
Ngoc Nguyen, Editor of California Ethnic Media Partnerships, leads an initiative to develop and expand editorial collaborations with ethnic media statewide for KHN and California Healthline. She previously worked as an editor and reporter for New America Media, a national nonprofit news service for ethnic media, where she codirected a health and environment reporting fellowship program for ethnic media journalists based in California. She has worked as an environment reporter for the Sacramento Bee and an assistant producer for Marketplace. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and California State University, Northridge.
ngocn@kff.org

Ana B. Ibarra, Web Reporter for California Healthline, is based in Sacramento. Before joining the KHN team in February 2016, she spent two years covering health in California’s Central Valley for the Merced Sun-Star. She is a 2015 Center for Health Journalism fellow and a Cal Poly Pomona graduate.
aibarra@kff.org | @ab_ibarra
Chad Terhune, Senior Correspondent, previously worked for the Los Angeles Times, where he covered the business of health care for four years. He wrote about medical costs, the health-law rollout and superbug outbreaks tied to medical devices. Previously, he was an award-winning reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Businessweek. Chad spent more than a decade at the Journal and his stories on health insurance won a National Press Club award. At Businessweek, his cover story on subprime mortgages earned recognition from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He graduated from the University of Florida.
cterhune@kff.org | @chadterhune
Lydia Zuraw, Web Producer, joined California Healthline after two years at Food Safety News where she was Washington, D.C. Correspondent. There she covered federal food safety policy, outbreak investigations and research. Originally from Maryland, Lydia earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
lzuraw@kff.org | @lydiazuraw

 
KHN Managing Editors and California-Based Staff

Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, joined KHN in September 2016 after 22 years as a correspondent at The New York Times, where she covered a variety of beats from health care to environment to reporter in the Beijing bureau. While in China she covered SARS, bird flu and the emergence of HIV/AIDS in rural areas. Libby’s 2013-14 series “Paying Till it Hurts” won many prizes for both health reporting and its creative use of digital tools. Her book, “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business And How You Can Take it Back,” is being published by Penguin Random House in April 2017. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School and briefly practiced medicine in a New York City emergency room before converting to journalism.
erosenthal@kff.org@rosenthalhealth
Kathleen Hayden, Senior Digital Editor, is a 20-year online news veteran with a specialty in government, elections and policy coverage. Before joining KHN, she managed Bloomberg Government’s online, information graphics and multimedia teams and edited news and analysis on industries including health care. Prior to BGOV, Kathleen worked at AOL, CNN and TIME. She is a graduate of Haverford College and a proud New England native.
khayden@kff.org@kathleenhayden
Jenny Gold, Senior Correspondent, covers the health care industry, the ACA and health care disparities for radio and print. Her stories have aired on NPR and been published by USA TODAY, The Washington Post and many other news organizations. She was previously a Kroc Fellow at NPR, where she covered health and business, and a broadcast associate at the CBS Evening News. She is a graduate of Brown University.
jgold@kff.org | @jennyagold
Anna Gorman, Senior Correspondent, is based in Los Angeles. She joined the team from the Los Angeles Times, where she worked for nearly 15 years covering health care, immigration and the Mexican border. She was a 2011 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and taught journalism at Harvard University and at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Anna earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and her master’s from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. While at the L.A. Times, she was part of a team that won a 2004 Pulitzer Prize.
agorman@kff.org | @annagorman
Christina Jewett, Senior Correspondent with the KHN enterprise team, covers end-of-life and acute care. She spent seven years with The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she worked with a partner and CNN on a series that uncovered widespread graft in Medicaid-funded drug rehab centers, spurring the closure of scores of centers and 11 arrests. She and colleagues won a George Polk Award for medical reporting, writing about a hospital chain that billed for an outsized rate of rare and lucrative ailments. She previously worked at ProPublica and the Sacramento Bee. She is a graduate of Indiana University.
cjewett@kff.org | @by_cjewett
Sarah Varney, Senior National Correspondent, reports on the implementation of the federal health law in the states and the effect of state budget woes on public programs, county governments and vulnerable populations including children and the elderly. She began reporting for KQED in 2002 and covered a range of subjects: from the ethics, politics and science of stem cell research to the religious and legal challenges over gay marriage to a story that debunked “toxin-sucking” foot pads. Sarah reports regularly for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, for print publications and, more recently, PBS NewsHour.
svarney@kff.org | @sarahvarney