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Zhang named chief DC correspondent for STAT News

April 18, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Rachel Cohrs Zhang

Rachel Cohrs Zhang has been promoted to chief Washington correspondent at STAT News.

Rachel will still devote most of her time to reporting, and she will also be STAT’s leader in a Washington operation that now includes nearly a dozen full-time editorial, events, and business staff members.

Cohrs Zhang, a veteran of Modern Healthcare and Inside Health Policy, has been with STAT since January 2021. She has covered a range of subjects, including the Medicare negotiation process and its implementation, the major health care packages moving on Capitol Hill, and the tumult at the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry trade groups.

She also worked for The Dallas Morning News, the Austin American-Statesman and the Sacramento Bee. Her work also appeared in The Atlantic and other outlets.

Cohrs has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.

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