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Peggy Girshman

Executive Editor, Kaiser Health News


Peggy Girshman was an 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.

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