OLD Media Moves

STAT hires Aguilar and Palmer to cover health tech

January 6, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Mario Aguilar

STAT announced Wednesday that has hired two new health tech reporters: Mario Aguilar and Katie Palmer.

Aguilar has more than a decade of experience covering technology, much of it at Gizmodo, where he worked his way up from reporter to deputy editor. He was also a senior editor at the tech publication Protocol. Most recently, he has been a technology editor at CNN Business, where he helped edit the popular ”Misinformation Watch” blog around the November election.

Palmer previously led health and science coverage at Quartz and also directed science coverage at Wired, where she climbed the ranks from research editor to senior editor. In 2018, Palmer was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, where she investigated conflict of interest non-disclosure in research using computer-assisted reporting and engaged with computer scientists at Stanford to begin building a database of such conflicts.

Katie Palmer

“We’re excited to kick off the year with these two hugely respected journalists joining STAT,” said Rick Berke, STAT’s co-founder and executive editor. “Our ambition is clear: to have the most authoritative coverage anywhere of the intersection of technology and health care. As tech plays an increasingly vital role delivering health care, Mario and Katie will build on the excellent coverage already produced by Erin Brodwin and Casey Ross on this beat.’’

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