KFF Health News executive editor Darlin retiring

Damon Darlin, executive editor of KFF Health News, is retiring after five and a half years in that role. Before joining KFF Health, Darlin was at Reuters as editor, money and politics, in its Washington bureau. He previously was at The New York Times, where he spent the previous three years at the policy, economics and politics site The […]

Media Movers: KFF Health News’ Alex Wayne

If our health is a gift, Alex Wayne’s new job might have come with a giant bow. He just took on an exciting role with KFF Health News, which he describes as a “leading nonprofit newsroom covering one of the most chronically undercovered, yet vital subjects for all humans: their health.” [Editor’s note: Whether health is […]

Kaiser Health hires Wayne as ME for health policy

Kaiser Health News has hired Bloomberg News senior editor Alex Wayne to be managing editor for health policy and politics. Wayne has been at Bloomberg since April 2010, originally as a national health care reporter covering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He was also a White House editor and White House team leader. Wayne previously […]

LA Times makes two new hires

The following excerpt was sent out on behalf of the Los Angeles Times’ deputy metro editor Stephanie Chavez and assistant managing editor for audience Samantha Melbourneweaver: We are pleased to announce that Jenny Gold and Kate Sequeira have joined the Los Angeles Times to anchor our new early childhood education initiative, which will explore the […]

Politico adds two to its California team

An internal memo by Politico obtained by Talking Biz News reads as follows: Team – As we expand POLITICO’s California operation this year, going deeper in Sacramento – particularly in the state legislature – is job one. We’re covering California for an influential California-focused audience of policy and political professionals, while also tackling Sacramento as […]

Anderluh joins LA Times as state editor

The following excerpt was sent out on behalf of the Los Angeles Times deputy managing editor Hector Becerra: We are pleased to announce that Deborah Anderluh has joined the Los Angeles Times as our new state editor, supervising a powerhouse enterprise team and helping shape coverage on a range of issues central to California and […]

Kaiser Health News seeks a California correspondent

We are seeking an experienced, versatile reporter with a strong interest in health and health policy to produce stories for both California and national audiences, working as part of our California Healthline team. We want someone who can quickly turn around news and trend stories that are timely and have edge. We’d like you to […]

Kaiser Health News correspondent Bluth set to depart

Rachel Bluth, a correspondent for California Healthline at Kaiser Health News, will leave the news organization at the end of the month. She joined as a web reporting fellow. Her tweet reads: “I’ll still be around Sacramento! Details TK on my next gig.” Previously, Bluth covered Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly for […]

WaPo forms Standards desk, announces two staff moves

The following excerpt was sent out: The Washington Post announces the formation of a Standards desk to protect the integrity of news reporting and support Post journalists. Meghan Ashford-Grooms of Kaiser Health News and Carrie Camillo, the deputy editor of the Talent Network, will be The Post’s standards editors, reporting to Deputy Managing Editor Liz […]

Weber departs Kaiser Health News for Washington Post

The Washington Post has hired Lauren Weber as an accountability reporter, focused on disinformation. Weber will join the Health and Science team on Jan. 3. As per the Post: Lauren will examine the forces promoting scientific and medical disinformation on subjects such as vaccines, drugs, nutritional supplements and health-care treatments, and will chronicle how academia, […]