Peggy Girshman is a former Executive Editor of Kaiser Health News.
She spent her early years working as a story and program producer for commercial television stations in Washington DC, WNET-TV, and as the senior producer for several PBS series, including Scientific American Frontiers and a 26-part series on statistics. She worked for NPR News, for 15 years, in several editor positions: in science/health, domestic news and as Deputy Managing editor, eventually becoming a Managing Editor responsible for marrying the radio and digital sides. She was Senior Medical Producer at Dateline NBC from 1998-2001. She was an executive editor of CQ Politics. She is the winner of a national Emmy award, a co-winner of the AAAS science-writing prize and two Peabody awards for covering health policy.