Dallas Morning News business editor Paul O’Donnell sent out the following announcement to the staff:
Sabriya Rice will be leaving the DMN on July 6 for what can only be described as an amazing opportunity at the University of Georgia.
She will become the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. It’s a tenured professorship in which Sabriya will be responsible for training graduate students on how to become multiplatform journalists covering health, medicine and science.
Sabriya joined The News two years ago with a wealth of health care experience that included working at one of the largest cable news networks (CNN), one of the most respected trade publications (Modern Healthcare) and one of the largest health advocacy organizations in the nation (the American Cancer Society). So it’s no mystery why the University of Georgia pursued her aggressively for the position.
Her professionalism and poise were evident from the day she walked into our newsroom, and her work in covering the business of health care was first rate. She wrote insightlfully about everything from out-of-network emergency care centers to the human toll of national health care policies. And she was one of the first wave of reporters sent to Houston last year for Hurricane Harvey coverage.